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Graphic Artist/Designer

HRPeople with O*Net and Payscale

Tasks

Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.

Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.

Use computer software to generate new images.

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Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.

Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.

Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.

Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.

Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.

Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.

Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.

Knowledge

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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.

Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Skills

Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Abilities

Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

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).

Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Tasks, KSAs sourced from O*Net

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