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Graphic & Media Designers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Graphic & Media Designers prepare graphic designs for publications and promotional activities; provide digital design, production and updating for web, mobile, social media and digital video.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Creativity, artistic ability and knowledge in using design software

Graphic & Media Designers should have the ability to communicate creatively by using creative visual and digital media. They should possess good artistic sense and be able to proficiently use design software to produce visuals, including images or videos involved with advertising, magazines, websites or packaging, as required by clients.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • usually have a higher diploma or bachelor's degree in art, design, visual communications, graphic design, digital media or related discipline


  • at least 2 to 5 years of relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Graphic & Media Designers generally work in studios or offices. Usually work normal office hours. When deadlines are approaching, they may have to work in the evening or weekends.


  • Computers with visual aided and drawing software
  • Digital cameras

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