Thursday, January 13, 2011


This is the third blog for 2d design class. It’s a good time for me to come up with an idea about interesting jobs in multimedia field that I want to get in. It would be great for me if I get a chance to work in any one of my favorite jobs below;

1. Graphic designers / Graphic artists

The nature of this job is planning, analyzing, and creating visual solutions to communication problems.
I'm interested in graphic design for mass media field such as print design, poster design, packaging design and web design. These jobs are growing continuously especially in digital age. They are more and more important in mass media and other fields to communicate visual messages to customers. The opportunities to be employed and grow up in this career tend to be in the big city. Therefore, I will try to make a chance for myself to get into this field.
Job prospects:  Employment of graphic designers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2008 to 2018. Many talented individuals such as Web design and animation will have the best opportunities to be employed and graphic designers with a broad liberal arts education and experience in marketing and business management will be best suited for positions developing communication strategies.
Salary: According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, average annual wages for graphic designers were between $26,110 and $42,400 in May 2008 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of graphic designers were Computer systems design and related services.

2. Photographers

The nature of this job is producing and preserving images that paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event.
I like either fine arts photographers or commercial and industrial photographers. I know it sound strange though, but I really love to work on both creative and commercial jobs. However, I'd rather be a freelance photographer and work full time for graphic designer if I get a chance. 
Job prospects:  Photographers held about 152,000 jobs in 2008. Most of them work in portrait or commercial photography studios. They likely to be employed in metropolitan areas. Employment of photographers is expected to grow 12 percent over the 2008-18 period. Growth of digital media will require increasing numbers of commercial photographers to provide digital images. Related work experience, job-related training, or some unique skill or talent—such as a background in computers or electronics or knowledge of a second language—also improve a photographer's job prospects.
Salary: Average annual wages of salaried photographers were between $20,620 and 43,530 in May 2008. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,920, while the highest 10 percent earned more than $62,430. Median annual wages in the photographic services industry, which employed the largest numbers of salaried photographers, were $26,160.
3. Multimedia artists and animators (motion picture and video industries)
This position is on the production process of the motion picture and video industries. Through their imagination, creativity, and skill, they can create anything required by the script. These workers must be familiar with many ways of achieving a desired special effect, because each job requires different skills. Computer skills are very important in this field
I'm interested in motion graphic design in multimedia field such as movie, music video, and advertising. When compared with graphic design job, the rate of growth was similar.
Job prospects: Employment of the motion picture and video industries is expected to grow 14 percent between 2008 and 2018. Opportunities will be better in some occupations than in others. Computer specialists, multimedia artists and animators, film and video editors, and others skilled in digital filming, editing, and computer-generated imaging should have the best job prospects.
Salary: Earnings of workers in the motion picture and video industries vary, depending on education and experience, type of work, union affiliation, and duration of employment. In 2008, median hourly wages for Multimedia artists and animators were $.31.54

4. Commercial and Industrial Designers
The nature of this job is combining the fields of art, business, and engineering to design the products people use every day.
This is another job I'd like to be. As I told you that I'd like to work in design field for entertainment media, I found out that there is a job in commercial and industrial design field related to my interest. Due to the higher marketing competition in entertainment media field, product designers are more important to create innovation in media products either functional or emotional, for example, design and create music player like ipod. 
Job prospects:  Employment of commercial and industrial designers is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018 and can be affected by fluctuations in the economy. Commercial and industrial designers held about 44,300 jobs in 2008. The best job opportunities will be in specialized design firms which are used by manufacturers to design products or parts of products. As the demand for design work becomes more consumer-driven, designers who can closely monitor, and react to, changing customer demands—and who can work with marking and strategic planning staffs to come up with new products—will also improve their job prospects.
Salary: Average annual wage-and-salary wages for commercial and industrial designers were between $41,550 and $76,700. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,400, while the highest 10 percent earned more than $97,770.

5. Public Relations Specialists / communications specialists / media specialists
The nature of this job is an organization's reputation, profitability, and its continued existence can depend on the degree to which its targeted public supports its goals and policies.
This is another interesting job in media field. Moreover, the growth of this career is pretty high when compared with others.
Job prospects: Employment public relations specialists is expected to grow 24 percent from 2008 to 2018. They held about 275,200 jobs in 2008 and mostly in service-providing industries. Public relations specialists are concentrated in large cities, where press services and other communications facilities are readily available and where many businesses and trade associations have their headquarters. For example, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Opportunities to be employed should be best for college graduates in related field or related work experience. And competitors who possess additional language capabilities also are in great demand.
Salary: Average annual wages for salaried public relations specialists were between $38,400 and $71,670 in May 2008. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,140, and the top 10 percent earned more than $97,910.

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1 comment:

  1. I Love photography! And thats soo cool that you are interested in possible having a job in it! Thats soo awesome!