The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career

By Kathleen Burns , May 1 2014

Anyone who’s ever said graphic designing is a glamorous job with high pay, has not surely said it in front of a core graphic designer, or he/she would have been punched in the face. It’s true, graphic designing is neither about glamor (admittedly true in exceptional cases like those who work in art studios) nor highly paid.

Sadly, in today’s digital age, where graphic designers are a dime a dozen, these creative buffs have to shoulder their way through a multitude of competition not only locally, but internationally as well. Some survive and come out victorious, others merely fall back to the category of blue collar workers slaving behind a white collar job title. But then hey somebody’s got to do dirty work! In this infographic, you will get to know how low and dirty graphic designing can get.

Infographic - The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Designer

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About The Author

Kathleen is a New Jersey blogger with an interest in brand design and a passion for graphic design, illustration, and social media. She loves to deliver inspiration to others to give them the means to achieve their branding and design goals.

5 thoughts on “The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career

  1. Grant Pascau says:

    Hi Kathleen, I noticed a slight error in the infographic. When you illustrate the compensation for western countries, the US and New Zealand have the same amount of Dollar symbols but there is a difference of $21,451 in the actual Dollar amount. I don’t like critisizing, but I like inacuracie even less.

    1. Hey Grant, thanks for noticing this error! I’ll get this fixed right away. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know! Not sure how I missed that!

      1. Grant Pascau says:

        No worries Kathleen, it happens to the best of us. BTW great work on the infographics, keep ’em coming.

        1. Thanks for the compliment! Will do my best! I noticed you shared one of our other infographics on your blog

          Thank you! 😀

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