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Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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Graphic artists create graphics and designs for private and commercial purposes, such as logos, paintings, models, and photos, using a wide mixture of media. When trying to construct job descriptions for graphic artists, an employer may consider their core needs and then seek graphic designer strengths that fulfill those needs. A graphic designer's strengths often lay in multiple media types in order to fulfill the prerequisites for a wide range of graphic artist jobs. A graphic artist’s portfolio should represent his or her abilities and skill level. Education can be an important tool in this field, allowing graphic designers to find and hone their strengths. Studying with professional graphic designers can help prepare new graphic artists to create original and innovative designs. Job descriptions for graphic artists may require a trade certificate or four year degree, but some positions rely primarily on experience and a great portfolio.

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