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You are kind of comparing apples to oranges. Development is not design. A portfolio is almost always more important for a design position. Employers are interested in a designer's aesthetics, their style, their creativity. None of that can be deduced from a resume/CV. Even a designer with zero creativity or a horrible aesthetic sense can be employed. A ...


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I think you're asking about niche sub-fields with in the world of graphic design? Off the top of my head: Typeface designer (it's an incredibly small industry, albeit one that doesn't make many people rich) Calligraphers (historically for documents, wedding invites; today they tend to be hired for custom hand lettering for a wide range of uses) hand ...


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The recruiters in Sydney sometimes find it hard to find good packaging designers - with high level press/ink knowledge. Often niche requirements (to get selected) you will have to need alot of experience to stand out. Being really good in a specific area, such as Fashion or FMCG or corporate branding - recruiters and job advertisers can be very specific for ...


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What is wrong with "designer", "graphic designer", "graphics manager"? She is an in-house designer, but designer nevertheless.


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Businesses are looking for people that can do what they need (and contribute in addition to what is needed) and who will work well with their current team. That does not mean that they can already do what they need them to do. Smart, hardworking, friendly people will always perform better than someone who knows every rule in the rule book but isn't fun to ...


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First I would not necessarily impose a design to a designer unless you can back it up with sound marketing and communication strategy. The designer may surprise you with a fresh look on your business that you had not imagined. I would also make sure to get a few options to compare what might be a better fit (3 is usually a good number). If you do need to ...


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First and foremost: hire a real designer, and don't succumb to the lure of all the design contest spec work sites or competitions. A good, professional designer will guide you in this process, instead of you having to guide them. Yes, be prepared to pay more. You get what you pay for.


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As a 15 year old You're planning ahead! That's great! A lot of us ended up in the field by going to school for it. Graphic Design is a field of study in a lot of colleges and universities. Some of them are BA (Bachelor of Arts) degrees, while some are BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts). The latter tends to be more of a full fledged art school where you'd be ...


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At any ol' company, they would be called an in-house designer but that likely wouldn't be their job title. They'd still be titled designer--it's just that they'd be working on an in-house team. At an agency, however, I don't think this person would have any specific title. They're doing the same work as everyone else it seems--it's just that they have one ...


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It really depends on what job you're looking for. In some places, portfolios and having green hairs are worth more than work experience (e.g. some firms.) In other places, they want designers who got some "mental toughness" because of how stressful the job is (e.g. print shops.) And personality is important everywhere. One thing I can say about portfolios ...


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Internal Marketing or Internal Communications would be the most common titles. My technical title is Marketing Content Creator for HR purposes though we don't use any titles in practice.


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Another common position for this kind of job is a designer for corporate communications (typically abbreviated to corporate-comms). Corporate comms have a wider responsibility than marketing. While marketing tend to only focus on advertising, corporate comms produce artwork for seminars, documentation, presentations, charity events etc. But as others have ...


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Portfolios demonstrate the following: Creative thinking Design theory Design craft Knowledge and use of design tools Portfolios are an important tool in getting design jobs - it is the evidence of a designer's knowledge and skills - a bit like a programmer's GitHub account. So to get back to your question - organizations hiring a designer are looking for ...


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A portfolio is always a great way to show a future employer what you're capable of, or what were you manage to produce alongside the previous teams you've worked with or on your own. But in my opinion, neither the portfolio nor your CV is what determines/should determine you belong in that company. From my own experience and those of friends of mine, I ...


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The confusing thing about titles is that they often incorporate rank, job duty, and focus. In more absurd cases, you'll see something like "Corporate Vice-President for Corporate Communications" (a genuine position at Microsoft), but in this case you could call her something like Sr. Graphic Designer for Internal Projects. Really, the second part is ...


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To add to what's already been stated you might want look at the location you live in. Many eons ago some friends of mine were taking game design while I was taking graphic design and they where always told that if you are serious you should look into moving to California, Florida , and I want to say New York as well. This may have changed but spend some ...


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Unlike, engineering design fields there is much less need for "maintenance" graphic design. It is also quite rare that legacy data can not be converted to a newer format. Therefore there are less legacy stuff that could not be done by any competent user. These niche fields suddenly do start to pop up when you enter more technical fields like 3d graphics, ...



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