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A graphic designer, or graphic artist, creates layouts, designs, promotional displays and other visual solutions to help their clients communicate information. Designers can be full-time employees who work regular hours at a company or they can work on a contract basis as consultants and freelancers. They can work for corporate businesses, advertising and design agencies or publishing companies.

Graphic Design Schools in New Jersey

A bachelor's degree from a college, university or design school is usually required to become a graphic designer. 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 graphic design student, you'll learn principles of design, printing techniques, commercial graphics production and website design. In addition to these art and design courses, it may be helpful to take classes in psychology, foreign languages, cultural studies, marketing and business. Creativity, communication and problem solving skills are also important; as is the ability to work under pressure. New Jersey graphic design schools offer both online and traditional campus-based programs to give you the education and skills you need to become a graphic artist.

Graphic Designer Salaries in New Jersey

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for graphic designers should increase and employment is expected to grow 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. Those 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 6,260 graphic designers in the state of New Jersey. To join them, enroll in one of the following New Jersey graphic design schools. BLS data shows that as of May 2009, graphic designers earned an annual median salary of $48,250 in New Jersey. You'll find the most graphic designers in the NY-NJ, Newark and Edison-New Brunswick areas where jobs are most common.

Browse the list of graphic design schools in New Jersey below and start your career today.

Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in New Jersey

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Trenton, Camden and Newark
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Vineland, Atlantic City and Edison
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Newark, Edison and Camden

Salaries for Graphic Designers in New Jersey

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City

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  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
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  • BFA, Graphic Design
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2015 by the U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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More New Jersey Graphic Design Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Lincroft
Associate
14,025
Pemberton
Associate
8,432
Randolph
Associate
8,330
Lodi
Masters
2,403
Sewell
Associate
6,169
Union
Doctorate
13,394
Carneys Point
Associate
1,303
Newton
Associate
3,732

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New Jersey. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Graphic Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Graphic Designers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Atlantic City 100 $56,710
Hammonton 100 $56,710
Ocean City 50 $
Trenton 360 $68,490
Vineland 40 $46,990
Bridgeton 40 $46,990

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