Graphic Design

Graphic design careers encompass a broad range of tasks, but all are designed to communicate something to others. Graphic designers create images and artwork to announce events, promote products, services or ideas, explain or demonstrate useful information. They work with photographs and computer-generated images, and use and design typefaces for all variety of commercial messages.

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Get Started

Jackson College offers students interested in graphic design the opportunity to earn an associate degree or certificate in visual communications/graphic design. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in design in various settings such as publication and printing industries, advertising and marketing organizations, and graphic design departments of corporations, government agencies and retailers. 


Starting wages for graphic designers is about $26,700, while median wages are $43,700.

Career Outlook

Job outlook for graphic designers is expected to grow about 7 percent in coming years.


For more information on the graphic design program, please contact Christie Hughes, associate professor at 517.796.8517.