A career in graphic design can be extremely rewarding. As graphic designers can work with many kinds of visual outputs the job has the potential to be varied and creatively rewarding. Career paths that aspiring graphic designers can take include working as web designers, book designers, in advertising, working in logo and brand development, physical packaging design, and the options continue. If you are a recent college graduate searching for an entry level graphic design job, you should not restrict your job search to your college town but scour the healthy graphic design job market in the US to find the perfect job for you.
Where should you be looking?
New York – Of course, New York is at the very forefront of the graphic design industry and if you are looking for an exceptional entry level job in this field, this is the place to be. Why is New York so great for graphic designers? Because in this city you will find advertising agencies, digital agencies, museums, galleries, web design agencies, and fashion houses that all require skilled designers. What’s more, you will be able to find global brands as well as exciting start-ups so that you can also find a working culture that suits you.
Austin - The graphic design scene in Austin is growing year on year and is the ideal place for a recent graphic design graduate to find a truly exciting job. There are many creative agencies and design agencies that are specifically looking for new talent to meet the demands of the growing labor market in this area.
San Francisco and The Bay Area – This part of the US is bursting with technology giants as well as small tech start-ups that all need graphic designers in order to create something concrete from their vision. If finding a graphic design role within a technology firm or working for a design agency that works with technology client appeals to you, then this is the place for you to begin your job search.
Sean Little is the VP of Marketing for FirstJob.com. FirstJob matches current students and recent college graduates with internships and quality career opportunities. Sean also runs FirstJob’s campus ambassador program at campuses across the country, helping students learn marketing topics while connecting them with top brands and job opportunities.