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Graphic designers, also known as graphic artists, use a variety of visual elements to promote or enhance a product, brand or company. They can have a typical 9 to 5 job or can work on a contract, or job, basis as consultants or freelance designers. Graphic artists may work for corporate businesses, design firms or media companies of all sizes. They may also work at newspapers, magazines or publishing companies.

Graphic Design Schools in Georgia

To become a graphic designer, you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in graphic design or fine arts from a college, university or private design school. Associate degrees and certificates are also offered at 2-year and 3-year professional schools, but usually result in assistant positions or roles that require technical skills only. As a graphic design student, you'll take courses in studio art, principles of design, website design, computerized design, printing techniques and commercial graphics production. In addition to art and design classes, a liberal arts education that includes courses in marketing, writing, sociology, cultural studies and business may also be beneficial. It is important to note that graphic artists must also be creative and have the ability to showcase their ideas to clients or art directors. Earning an online or traditional degree from one of the many Georgia graphic design schools is the first step to becoming a graphic artist.

Graphic Designer Salaries in Georgia

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 animation and website expertise may be preferred as the demand for interactive media projects increases. There are 5,440 graphic designers in the state of Georgia. To join them, enroll in one of the following Georgia graphic design schools. In May 2009, designers in Georgia earned an hourly median wage of $20.96, or $43,590 per year, according to the BLS. Opportunities for graphic designers can be found statewide, but are most common in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Chattanooga TN-GA and Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC.

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More Georgia Graphic Design Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Statesboro
Doctorate
20,673
Savannah
Masters
12,364
Marietta
Associates
9,999
Macon
Doctorate
8,615
Warner Robins
Associates
7,762
Macon
Masters
7,714
Griffin
Associates
4,703
Augusta
Associates
4,370
Clarkston
Associates
4,103
Valdosta
Associates
3,939
Atlanta
Associates
3,775
Oakwood
Associates
3,626
Thomasville
Associates
3,521
Albany
Associates
3,251
Atlanta
Masters
2,205
Atlanta
Bachelors
1,987
Franklin Springs
Bachelors
920
Atlanta
N/A
249

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Georgia. 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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Athens-Clarke County160 $40,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell4920 $55,640
Macon100 $44,970
RomeN/A $
Savannah130 $56,150
Valdosta40 $33,440
BrunswickN/A $
Dalton70 $47,180
Gainesville60 $46,770

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