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Graphic Designers

ANZSCO ID 232411

Overview

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Graphic Designers

  • 26,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 55% female Gender Share

Graphic Designers plan, design, develop and prepare information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.

Specialisations: Exhibition Designer, Film and Video Graphics Designer, Publication Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic design to work as a Graphic Designer. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Undertakes research and analyses functional communication requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff.
  • Selects, specifies or recommends functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display.
  • Details and documents the selected design for production.
  • Supervises or carries out production in the chosen media.
  • May archive information for future client use.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic design to work as a Graphic Designer. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways and Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators who have good interpersonal skills, work well in a team and are creative and innovative. Employers also value computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    73% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  2. Communications and media

    70% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  3. Fine arts

    70% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  4. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. English language

    69% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Sales and marketing

    63% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Clerical

    59% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  9. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  13. Psychology

    37% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Geography

    37% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  15. Education and training

    36% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  16. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  17. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Philosophy and theology

    27% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  7. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  8. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  8. Influencing people

    60% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  11. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Providing office support

    49% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    48% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    41% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    98% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Contact with people

    81% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Competition

    78% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    78% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Contact with the public

    60% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Letters and memos

    60% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    56% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    100% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Practical

    62% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers.

All Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Graphic Designers

  • 26,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 55% female Gender Share

Graphic Designers plan, design, develop and prepare information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.

Specialisations: Exhibition Designer, Film and Video Graphics Designer, Publication Designer.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic design to work as a Graphic Designer. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Tasks
  • Determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
  • Undertakes research and analyses functional communication requirements.
  • Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
  • Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
  • Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff.
  • Selects, specifies or recommends functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display.
  • Details and documents the selected design for production.
  • Supervises or carries out production in the chosen media.
  • May archive information for future client use.

You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic design to work as a Graphic Designer. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways and Printing & Graphic Arts VET training pathways.

Employers look for Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators who have good interpersonal skills, work well in a team and are creative and innovative. Employers also value computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Technical design

    73% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  2. Communications and media

    70% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  3. Fine arts

    70% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  4. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  5. English language

    69% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Sales and marketing

    63% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  7. Customer and personal service

    60% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Clerical

    59% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  9. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  12. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  13. Psychology

    37% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Geography

    37% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  15. Education and training

    36% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  16. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  17. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Philosophy and theology

    27% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Operations analysis

    45% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  15. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  7. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  8. Written expression

    50% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Written comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Thinking creatively

    84% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  5. Communicating with the public

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  7. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  8. Influencing people

    60% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  11. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Providing office support

    49% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    48% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    48% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    41% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    98% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Contact with people

    81% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Competition

    78% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    78% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Contact with the public

    60% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Letters and memos

    60% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    56% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    100% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Practical

    62% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers.
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