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Graphic Design (GRD)

Center for Innovative Technologies

Graphic Design (GRD)

Center for Innovative Technologies Division: 513.569.1743 • Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 210 • Program Chair: Jason Caudill

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Create 2-D vector-based and raster-based illustration and composition
  • Digitally create original art
  • Model, texture, light, render, and animate in 3-D
  • Use basic video skills including shooting, digitizing, and post-processing
  • Use 2-D and 3-D software applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya
  • Use Web languages and tools such as HTML and Flash

Representative Job Titles for Graduates

  • 3-D Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Web Graphics Designer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$33,400–$44,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Good, although competition for employment is significant. Opportunities are best for designers with skills in web and multimedia design as well as print communication. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of graphic designers will increase by 13 percent through 2020.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College

Representative Co-op Employers

  • Advertising Club of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Curiosity Advertising
  • Fisher Design
  • Sonoco-CorrFlex

Co-op Salary Projections

$10–$15/hour. Some positions are unpaid internships.

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