Many students start off by working freelance after graphic design school. They're attracted to the idea of being their own boss, having control over their own work schedule, and pocketing profits directly.
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What exactly is graphic design? This might seem like a really obvious starting point to this blog post—but it's key to knowing if this career path is truly right for you.
Examples of student work from the Herzing College Graphic Design Program (Toronto campus)
When most people think "graphic designer", they immediately imagine someone who designs for websites, posters, or advertisements. But, the truth is, there's a whole world of other graphic design applications and career paths out there.
From film and television, to book and album covers, to public services—talented designers are wanted across industries to communicate ideas in creative and compelling ways.
Glaser, Kidd, Scher, Bass, Bierut...chances are, you've heard of at least one of these graphic design giants. And even if you don't know their names, you'd recognize their legendary work in a heartbeat.
Everyone knows the iconic "I heart NY" sign. Or, the universally familiar Jurassic Park t-rex image and logo. Those designs are by globally-renowned graphic designers, Milton Glaser and Chip Kidd.
Thinking about earning a diploma in graphic design? Wondering if you've got the raw talent needed to do well in training, and build a successful career in this field?
Considering starting graphic design training this year? Think you've already got a pretty solid grasp of basic design terms and concepts?
Updated June, 2021
When most people think about graphic design jobs, they envision working in marketing or advertising, doing websites, logos, and creating promotional materials for print or digital.
Are you thinking about pursuing a graphic design diploma this year, but aren't quite sure if you're well-suited to this career path?
Graphic design students stop for a class photo at the Herzing College Toronto campus
Students interested in graphic design training have a very wide—even overwhelming!— range of educational options in the Toronto Area.
From four-year university programs to "learn-at-your-own-pace" online courses, students must consider their learning preferences, time constraints, and career goals when comparing diverse design schools.