What does a Graphic Designer do?

  • Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.
  • They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.


The minimum qualification required is G.D.Art or B.F.A. (Applied Art)


  • A Graphic Artist / Designer earns an average salary of Rs 231,745 per year.
  • One may also register on www.freelancer.in and www.elance.com and take up projects as a freelancer and earn more.

Career Progression:

  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Visualiser
  • Senior Visualiser
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director

Top Design Schools in India

Some of the well renowned Design Schools in India are:

  • Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan
  • Sir J.J. Institute Of Applied Arts, Mumbai
  • L.S. Raheja School Of Arts, Mumbai
  • Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Fine Arts, Pune


  • Creativity and originality
  • Hands on experience with Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, Adobe Illustrator and any other designing tool.
  • Strong visual communication
  • Excellent sketching skills
  • Understanding of colour and form

How to Apply:

  • Apply through the careers section of a company’s website.
  • You may also apply through a job portal such as Aasaanjobs


  • Visit www.hunarr.co.in to find insitutes offering courses in Graphic Designing.
  • Certified courses make one job ready and makes it easier to get a relevant job.