Communication Design

26 careers advice results in total for Communication Design

Salary and progression in graphic design

 8 September 2015

Interested in a graphic design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design looks at typical salaries and progression routes, as well as giving key information and outlining desired skills and experience.

Lottie Wigmore, online distance learning apprentice

 23 June 2015

Lottie helps create, design and develop online courses for both institutional and international learners. She explains how her experience working with design helped secure her apprenticeship and talks about what the role involves.

Journey into the design industry

 17 April 2015

What steps do you need to take for a design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design tracks the journey, from leaving education to finding a first job in the design industry.

The physical experience of reading your book is important to bear in mind if you are self-publishing. Image: User Design

10 tips for better book designs

 20 January 2014

There are many parts, processes and people involved in the production of a book. Successful and open-minded relationships between clients, designers and editors are essential. Book designer Thomas Bohm of User Design shared 10 tips for improving your book design.

epitype are involved in all sorts of design – so much so that it can be hard to narrow it down to just one area.

Martin Roach, group creative director

 12 July 2013

Martin started out in information design, but soon broadened his offering to other areas of communication design. After working both in-house and for agencies, he founded Epitype.

“Making a living isn’t too difficult in cartography if you have the right skills and training.

A career in cartography

 10 June 2013

Caroline Robinson began her creative career as a designer, but she soon realised that cartography was the right path for her. She talks about getting into cartography from a creative background.

Lucie saw a gap in the market for a charity-focused design agency.

Lucie Cooper, creative director (graphic design)

 28 May 2013

Lucie drew on years of experience in publications, marketing and design to launch her own agency. She works solely with charities, doing branding, campaigns and merchandise for print and online.

Lynton pursued an interest in art and design throughout his education, and learned software from an early age.

Lynton W Palmer, junior designer

 15 May 2013

Lynton landed a job as a junior designer soon after graduating in Graphic Communication. He works on branding and graphic design at Spring.

Being a creative brand manager

 9 May 2013

Jenny Smyth works as Senior Account Manager at Red Cow Creative consultancy. She has delivered creative marketing campaigns for brands like Mr. Men, Little Miss and Where’s Wally?

Amelia took on internships and freelance work before launching her own magazine.

Amelia Gregory, magazine art director

 18 April 2013

Amelia is the art director and founder of Amelia's Magazine, which posts on art, design, music and fashion. She commissions work from illustrators and is in charge of the magazine's look and feel.

Exhibition designers need skills in drawing and model making, and an interest in 3D design. Image: Birmingham Museums and Trust.

Exhibition design

 26 March 2013

Exhibition designers help visitors interact with collections at heritage sites by creating hands-on displays.

Multiadaptor have designed websites, logos, graphic materials and iPhone apps for a range of high profile brands.

Andy West, creative director

 20 March 2013

After a year in his first design job, Andy co-founded brand design agency Multiadaptor. With a small team, the company has worked for the BBC, Swarovski, and many other high-profile brands.

Typographers specialise in fonts and lettering and its role in graphic design. Image: University of the Creative Arts


 13 March 2013

Typography is the area within graphic design which deals specifically with lettering and typefaces.

You may develop a specialism in a particular type of packaging or product.

Packaging designer

 13 March 2013

Packaging designers develop the shape, style and graphics on a package. The aim is to make the product sell and be usable.

Most illustrators work on a freelance basis. Image: University of the Creative Arts


 13 March 2013

An illustrator creates visual images to convey a message or mood. They often specialise in a particular design medium.

As well as understanding the client, the designer has to understand the audience. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Graphic designer

 13 March 2013

Graphic designers control layouts, images and typography in order to get a message across. They create designs which are visually appealing and perform a specific function.

Brand strategists have to be aware of what is going on in the business world around them.

Brand strategy

 13 March 2013

Brand strategists raise an organisation's profile by managing the way it interacts with customers and users.

The team at branding and graphic design agency Form. (Image: Form UK)

Brand designer

 13 March 2013

Brand designers work with the client to come up with a brand identity. They help decide which image or mood should be projected.

Simon designs book covers, comic layouts, and other print media.

Simon Parr, graphic designer

 11 March 2013

Simon is Head of Design on the comic 2000AD and at Rebellion Publishing, who also publish sci-fi/horror fiction.

Lily's work covers an entire design process, from taking a brief from a client to launching a finished website.

Lily Dart, web designer

 8 March 2013

As a graphic and web designer for digital design company dxw, Lily works with clients from design brief to finished website.

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