The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s an area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Here a few careers you can land with your design degree.
“Design Thinking: The essential ability to combine empathy, creativity, and rationality to meet user needs and drive business success.”
1. UX & Web Designer
Our daily life is immersed in technology, we can’t live with our smartphones or the internet. A UX designer creates a seamless digital experience for customers by providing better usability and accessibility in interacting with a product. Our Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design be completed in as little as 6 months!
2. Creative director
Creative directors decide on the creative vision of a brand or project. They work with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers to create a vision. They oversee the creative process and give guidance to the team under them. Their job is to maintain a cohesive look and feel of a project by ensuring the visuals, messaging and/or interactive and motion designs align.
3. Fashion Designer
Clothes never go out of fashion – we need to dress ourselves every day, and what we wear is an expression of ourselves. If you’ve dreamed of a career in fashion then why not go for it? Add on to your creative skills with the practical skills in measurement taking, pattern selection, and fabric choice. You’ll also learn about how to develop a commercial awareness, build and sustain a brand and align it with a target market.
4. Communication Designer
A Communication designers creates visual messages for their clients. They mix creativity, design thinking, project management, and problem-solving. Their creations could be used on a variety of media platforms: websites, billboards, print materials – pretty much anywhere. Communication designers may also collaborate with web designers or animators.
5. Interior Designer (Commercial or Residential)
Designers who usually work in homes (residential designers) may specialise in a particular area like home offices, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. The designer then spends time understanding their client’s personal needs and desires to reflect it in their design. Commercial designers work for governments, businesses, schools, hospitals, sustainable buildings, etc. The design inspiration comes from the corporate brand image of their client and the design constraints are often tied to functional space limitations and commercial building code requirements.
6. Art Therapist
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy guided by a credentialed art therapist. The process of creating art is meant to lead to a better understanding of feelings, thoughts and emotions and help to resolve deeper issues. However, while you won’t be able to become an art therapist with only a Design degree, it’s a step in the right direction. Just ask Rhonda Dee, a professional visual artist and a graduate of the Counselling at Jansen Newman Institute who is running art therapy programs in Sydney.
7. 3D Animator
Do like the idea of creating worlds and characters, and bringing these to life? 3D Animators use computer technology to digitally model and manipulate computer images. They can work across film, TV, games, advertising, and information/education and beyond, and can also specialise in different areas of animation.
If you want to know more about Design then come to our Open Day on Saturday, 19, January!