What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?
Graphic Designer in Fayetteville:
Pros: Freedom of creativity, do not feel like a link in the corporate chain, in the same town in which I live = low commute time, flexibility when it comes to working from home, casual dress and attire for day-to-day, co-workers that are in my age range,
Cons: Inconsistency with administrative things with timely and accurate payouts of biweekly checks, haphazard office schedule, structure of company could use work, no job security since it's a start-up, no paid days off, no bonus, no insurance coverage.
Graphic Designer in San Diego:
Pros: I'm pretty free to do what I want and keep myself busy. They give me creative freedom.
Cons: I feel sometimes I'm not as important to the company as the family is, sense its a family ran company.
Graphic Designer in San Francisco:
"Graphic Designer - Peek Kids - Salary Review."
Pros: Taking a project from concept to finished product. Ideation.
Cons: Micromanaged and not enough help. Not enough time for concepting and being creative.
Graphic Designer in Birmingham:
"Flexibility, Creative Control."
Pros: As the sole graphic designer, I often am developing ideas, logos, and layouts from scratch, and I enjoy having creative control over projects, as well as setting the standards moving forward. I also have a flex schedule so I can work when I'm most productive and creative.
Cons: Working in a vacuum can be difficult, and I don't have other creatives around to challenge, inspire, and teach me new things. Conversely, I don't have anyone to challenge, inspire, or teach.
Graphic Designer in Chicago:
"Graphic Designer/ Illustrator."
Pros: In the right atmosphere/ with the right people work is: fun and rewarding, You are always growing, always gaining more knowledge.
Cons: It can be very hard to find a good employer or really any work at all. Design and Illustration is very subjective. It is the first thing that gets cut from a company. Many people don't understand design and illustration -- your friends and family will have many misconceptions about what you do. Many times a marketing department is not treated fairly and you are over worked, under paid.