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“Design” is a broad term covering a range of creative jobs, including graphic designers, UX/UI designers, artists, fashion designers and more.

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What design careers are there?

“Design” is an umbrella term which covers a very wide range of careers. When people think of design, they often think of graphic design, which is all about communicating ideas and building brands through things like advertising or packaging.

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design are two of the most in-demand design-related careers. These disciplines are all about designing apps, websites and more that people love to use.

That’s not all though – design has plenty of facets to explore, from interior design to fashion, animation and motion design to photography.

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Is design right for me?

Careers in design are some of the most creatively satisfying out there. It’s important to know that the majority of designers work in a commercial setting – particularly those for whom job security matters. Commercial designers often need to be comfortable and confident working within the guidelines of existing brands or to a defined brief – and ultimately be working towards goals like increasing sales.

The most obvious skill for a successful career in design is a naturally creative eye. The best designers are also often great collaborators, and excel at interpreting their clients’ requirements to deliver impact.

Where could a career in design take me?

Designers come from all walks of life and often enjoy great flexibility in how and where they work. Working freelance is absolutely possible in many facets of design. Many designers choose to work at agencies such as design or marketing agencies, allowing them to work on a range of brands and projects, whereas others may prefer to work “in-house”, focussing solely on the organisation they are employed by.

Depending on the route you decide to take, there are many paths to progression. The first and perhaps most obvious is mastery in a specific area (or areas). Senior designers, especially freelance designers, can earn excellent salaries. Some designers choose to lead, taking on titles like Design Lead, Head of Creative or Studio Manager depending on the discipline, taking on responsibility for a team.

Where could this career take me?

We’ve scoured the internet and found a whole heap of resources around life as a designer. Take a look at the links below to see what we’ve found.

Design Week

Online Design Magazine


Design at Deliveroo


Design Careers


Inside Design at Netflix

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With brands vying for attention in a noisy market, consumers have less time to make decisions about them. A smooth, slick design can make all the difference – this is why brands need great designers.quote-end icon

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