A graphic designer, also called a graphic artist, communicates ideas visually by creating effective and appealing web pages, illustrations, marketing campaigns and other print and media art. Designers can work regular hours at a company or may work on a job basis as consultants or freelance artists. They can be employed by small and large companies; printing and publishing services; or advertising and design firms. They may also work for magazines and newspapers.
Graphic Design Schools in Michigan
To become a graphic artist, formal education is required to enter the profession--you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in graphic design from a college or university. Most schools require students to successfully complete a year of basic art and design classes before entry into a bachelor's degree program. As a student, you'll take courses in studio art, principles of design, website design, computerized design, printing techniques and commercial graphics production. To be an even more effective designer, you can take additional courses in art history, business, psychology, writing, marketing and cultural studies. Creativity, openness to new ideas, communication and problem solving skills are also crucial for the job. Whether online or campus-based, Michigan graphic design schools can help you gain the education and training you need to become a successful graphic designer.
Graphic Designer Salaries in Michigan
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment of graphic designers to grow 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. Designers with a background in website design or animation will see an increased demand for their services as more clients and companies move towards interactive media. There are 5,050 graphic designers in the state of Michigan. To join them, enroll in one of the following graphic design schools in Michigan. As of May 2009 (latest available data), graphic designers earned an hourly median wage of $19.00 or $39,530 annually. You'll find the most graphic designers in the Detroit metropolitan area, the Warren area and Grand Rapids-Wyoming area.
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Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in Michigan
Salaries for Graphic Designers in Michigan
Schools for Graphic Designers in Michigan are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Andrews University||Berrien Springs||Doctorate & First Professional||3,221|
|Central Michigan University||Mount Pleasant||Doctorate||26,611|
|College for Creative Studies||Detroit||Bachelor||1,307|
|Cranbrook Academy of Art||Bloomfield Hills||Masters||144|
|Delta College||University Center||Associate||10,406|
|Ferris State University||Big Rapids||Doctorate||13,087|
|Gogebic Community College||Ironwood||Associate||975|
|Henry Ford Community College||Dearborn||Associate||13,983|
|Josephs College of Beauty||Jackson||Associate||6,173|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||Kalamazoo||Associate||11,113|
|Kellogg Community College||Battle Creek||Associate||5,553|
|Kirtland Community College||Roscommon||Associate||1,897|
|Lansing Community College||Lansing||Associate||19,465|
|Mid Michigan Community College||Harrison||Associate||3,918|
|Monroe County Community College||Monroe||Associate||4,433|
|Mott Community College||Flint||Associate||10,455|
|Muskegon Community College||Muskegon||Associate||4,711|
|North Central Michigan College||Petoskey||Associate||2,770|
|Oakland Community College||Bloomfield Hills||Associate||24,532|
|Saginaw Valley State University||University Center||Masters||9,662|
|Spring Arbor University||Spring Arbor||Masters||3,965|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor||Doctorate||41,042|
|University of Michigan-Flint||Flint||Doctorate||6,883|
|Washtenaw Community College||Ann Arbor||Associate||12,068|
|Western Michigan University||Kalamazoo||Doctorate||24,433|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Michigan. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Graphic Designers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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