What does a Creative Designer do?

Graphic designers use their artistic abilities to communicate ideas, inform consumers, and solve problems. From the layout of a website to large images seen on billboards, graphic designers create visual concepts by hand or by computer to help others interpret the world around them through color, texture, images, and symbols. Graphic designers can be found in many industries and may be responsible for all aspects of a company's design process, or they might specialize in a particular field such as advertising, digital design, illustration, or branding. Some work independently as freelancers, while others are part of a design studio, a creative agency, or a corporate company.

Most graphic design positions require at least a Bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field. However, graphic designers need creativity first and foremost, as well as knowledge of the industry's standard software.

What responsibilities are common for Creative Designer jobs?
  • Create and design various materials for print and digital collateral
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Establish creative direction for the company as well as brand guidelines
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Perform retouching and manipulation of images
  • Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software
What are the typical qualifications for Creative Designer jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, design, communications, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in graphic design
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, and other graphic design software
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Creative Designer Salaries near Hong Kong

Average Base Pay

HK$34,000 /month
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Creative Designer Career Path

Learn how to become a Creative Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Years of Experience Distribution

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5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Creative Designer Insights

Read what Creative Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Intermediate Designer
24 Aug 2021

“One of the best things about Storybuilt is being able to work on some unique and fun projects.”

Edkent MediaEdkent Media
Graphic Designer
4 Oct 2022

“I would highly recommend others to apply and work in this awesome and fun workplace.”

Sound PublishingSound Publishing
Graphic Artist
18 Aug 2021

“Great team of artists; everyone is highly skilled and eager to get the job done.”

Hexagon NutritionHexagon Nutrition
Senior Graphic Designer
27 May 2021

“It is a Great Place to work and they pay good remuneration as per skill / knowledge”

Graphic Designer
17 Nov 2021

“plenty for my career and my team managers taught me a lot and worked as a great team on higher”

Liaison Creative + MarketingLiaison Creative + Marketing
Graphic Designer
15 Sept 2021

“type agency like this (and I've worked for others) is pretty amazing.”

Anita Goodesign Anita Goodesign
Senior Graphic Designer
26 May 2021

“There is no job security here no matter how well you do your job or how hard you work.”

Ashley FurnitureAshley Furniture
Graphic Designer
11 Jan 2022

“Management is amazing has been great to work with when things pop up in my personal life.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Creative Designer

When working as a Creative Designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Indesign Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML AND CSS and Microsoft Office Suite.

The most similar professions to Creative Designer are:
  • Visual Designer
  • Art Director
  • Web Designer
  • Design Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Creative Designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Visual Designer
25% skills overlap
Art Director
Web Designer
25% skills overlap
Design Manager

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