Career goal: To become a Graphic Designer. Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
Learn strategies and procedures quickly and precisely
Current skills and interests:
Work for 17 years in Photoshop, 10 years in Illustrator and InDesign
Taught Graphic Design for 7 years
Volunteer for Sagebrush Theatre Board on the Public Relations Committee
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Plan to reach career goal:
Bachelor of Arts degree: Fine Arts with a Graphic Design emphasis or Bachelor of Science degree: Marketing Management by May 2019
Associate of Arts degree: Communications by May 2017
Wages and Employment Forecast
Median wages (2015) $22.55 hourly, $46,900 annual
Employment (2014) 262,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)