I am currently a graphic design major at Academy of Art University finishing up my associates degree and I would like to go into the typography field of work. I am leaning toward being a layout artist but I'm having trouble even finding the correct job title for a position such as that.
To clarify, I would like to find myself in a career that has me editing layouts (magazines, books, websites, etc.) by employing grids and having creative control over where to place type, images and other assorted content by creating typographic hierarchy.
If it helps, I've recently finished a project creating a book featuring Karl Blossfedlt's work wherein I had to use images of his work and predetermined body copy and I had the complete control over how and where to place everything to create the most aesthetically pleasing product I could.
This is what is ultimately like to do, but again, I need some help determining what type of job would have me in that position, and also, any tips or advice on how to get started on that type of career.