Graphic designers translate verbal and abstract concepts into meaningful visual communication. Self-employed (freelance) graphic designers divide their time between studio work and meeting with clients, photographers and other professionals involved in the design process. Some travel may be required. Designers employed by advertising agencies or design studios spend most their time in the agency or studio, occasionally attending meetings with clients. In advertising agencies, account executives or directors may act as liaisons between clients and designers. (alis)

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Most graphic designers have post-secondary education in visual communication design or graphic design. Developing a strong portfolio of work is essential for finding employment as a graphic designer. (alis)

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