1.What Industry do you aspire to work in after you graduate?
2.What does this industry do? What kind of contribution does it make to society? Does it have specific aims involving the inclusion of indigenous communities? Does this industry differ according to country?
3.How many people are involved in the Industry? What kinds of roles or professions do they have? How has the industry grown or changed since it was first established?
4.What associations or peak bodies represent this Industry? How is it viewed by the broader public?
5.What area or role might you aspire to within this industry?
6.Are there requirements for professionals within this Industry?
7.What do professionals in the field identify as valued or necessary to be successful? Interviews with a variety of professionals have been recorded for this unit and are available on Moodle.
8.You might find it useful to look at current job advertisements for the field you aspire to, looking at the skills and qualifications that are desirable.
9.You might like to consider your personality and learning style, as well as skills gained through work experience and co-curricular activities. Avoid focussing on just generic skills (e.g. ‘teamwork’) – be specific to the profession you have discussed.
10.How do you know these are your strengths/weaknesses? What prior experiences have led you to think so?
1.After the successful completion of my graduate education, I will try to get a job in the graphic designing industry. Many people think that graphic designing is a very good and easy job and provides lots of free time to the person in the industry. However, according to reality the hectic and long schedules that people work in this industry can make them shift their career in some other directions. Thus, this is a challenging career for me and I am thinking of applying in this industry.
2.This industry is mainly involved in doing artistic works intended for their clients. Any logos needed for a company or some other work needs to be created by professionals and these works are provided by graphic designers. Their contribution to the society is greater in terms of perceived emotions. For example, when I walk to school, I see road signs in street about the speed limit and an artwork of a car. This creates a good impression on the people and helps them to adapt their activities (Barnard, 2013). Graphic design industry uses the aboriginal layouts in their designs if required by their clients. However, the arts are not performed by indigenous communities but aboriginal contents are provided by designers. The designs differ according to different countries. Arts in Japan are supposed to include bright and bold colors while art in Europe includes simple and clean design.
3.According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 25,513 numbers of Australians were employed as graphic designers. In Melbourne, the number of graphic designers are 232411. The job roles of this population are the graphic designers, freelance graphic designer and the graphic/packaging designer. Since the ancient times, rock or cave art was the ultimate form of graphic design (Drucker, & McVarish, 2013). After that, writings in stones were the next type of graphic arts. From these to writings in books, the graphic industry took proper establishment when the market of it increased and there were requirements of businesses with logos and designs.
4.Many people completely changed the graphic designing industry. Among them, the most important one is David Carson who changed the industry with his rule breaking designs and layouts. Saul Bass is another important person in 1950 that made the most important changes by making iconic movie posters. In addition, Paula Scher was the first woman to claim the lead in Pentagram due to her unique visual arts.
Professional skills: 5.I aspire to become a graphic designer in this industry. The work done by a designer is artistic in nature and thus my interest in this work.
6.A graphic designer by profession is required to maintain a certain code of ethics. This will help them to develop responsibility and integrity in their work. For a career as a graphic designer, a bachelor’s degree from a University or a trade school certificate is required (Heller, 2015). In case of job interviews, a portfolio is required to be showcased to the interviewer to get the job.
7.For a successful graphic designer, many skills are required. The person needs to be good at communicating with clients to present his ideas with a charm and smart manner. A passion is needed to do the work as the work is not very easy to do and requires innovative ideas. The professional also needs to have problem solving attitudes and the ability to take criticism (Heller, 2015). Clients often change their requirements and causes unrest in the professionals.
8.There are many job requirements posted in moodle.org. Using this information, I can apply for job interviews in this section.
Personal skills: 9.The graphic designer jobs provide many good qualities to the worker.A designer works by using the software necessary to implement the design, which can be done at home or in the office as well. The designer needs to be creative to know the designs and requires consistency to do the work.
10The jobs intended for graphic designing can be accomplished from my home and provides. Thus, ease of work is provided, as there is software to help in designing arts in computers. The creative style of a person is brought out in this work, as the basic requirement of this job is to be creative to do the work. The information that is intended to share is easily captured by the use of artistic designs. However, there is always criticism in this job life as people always think negative things about the work (Muller, 2014). The expectations of the work perceived and the reality is very different as clients often changes their requirements and are very difficult to please. Thus, by knowing the pros and cons of this industry, I surely think that I want to display my talents in such a challenging career and I am sure to succeed in this role.
Barnard, M. (2013). Graphic design as communication. Routledge.
Drucker, J., & McVarish, E. (2013). Graphic design history: A critical guide. Pearson.
Heller, S. (2015). The education of a graphic designer. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc..
Muller, T. (2014). Identity formation and its role in optimal human development: a psychobiographical study of artist Jackson Pollock. New Voices in Psychology, 10(1), 3-15.