A graphic designer produces visual communications like art, typography and layouts for reproduction in electronic and print media like newspapers and magazines, books and websites, as well as image and branding designs for corporate identities and exhibitions. As a graphic designer you could specialise in a number of fields which include identity and brand strategy, TV, movie and computer graphics, digital and web-based design, exhibition and set design and illustration and advertising. If you're a creative at heart, have a good idea for what is aesthetically pleasing and have the ability to work and communicate well with different types of clients then this role could be great for you.
You might work as part of a creative team or you could work alone as a contractor undertaking freelance or consultancy work. Design studios generally prefer graduates who are skilled enough to create their own artwork as well as formulate solid design concepts.
As a graphic designer you would be responsible for liaising with clients to get a clear understanding of what they are after. Once you have a detailed brief you might start to brainstorm or research ideas and develop some rough designs or sketches. To complete the design you may use photography, computer generated imagery and illustration. You will need a thorough understanding of graphic design software. Once your design is complete you need to present it to the client, take any feedback and make any required changes until the client is happy and the project is complete.