Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.” —Paul Rand
EARNINGS According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, median annual cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000 in 2008. Staff-level graphic designers earned a median of $45,000. Senior designers, who may supervise junior staff or have some decision-making authority that reflects their knowledge of graphic design, earned a median of $60,000. Solo designers who freelanced or worked under contract to another company reported median earnings of $57,000. Some designers may design for things like non-profit organizations free of charge.
TRENDS It is necessary for graphic designers to keep up with the constantly changing creative trends happening all around them. The market in which they are designing for changes and they must be able to keep up with the changing creative demands.
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