Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clichés or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form.  –Paul Rand

Digital Publishing, Web Media, Game Design, and 3D Animation & Modeling encompass a wide array of occupations involving almost every sector of society. Jobs and careers are always emerging in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of digital media. Students from this program have qualified for entry-level jobs, internships, and have started their own businesses. Programming, drawing ability, writing proficiency, and animation skills are especially useful.

Employers have cited several important qualities for digital media job seekers: talent, critical thinking and ideation skills, technological aptitude, and teamwork.

While extensive, this is only a partial list below. Look out for many more interrelated occupations involving digital design and publishing. Click on the boxes below to reveal the lists contained in each.

Top Graphic Design Careers Compared

Graphic Communication
Graphic Communication Graphic Communication
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Production Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Layout Artist
  • Photographer
  • Photographic Editor
  • Photo Editor
  • Photo Processor/Manipulator
  • Print Buyer
  • Typographer
  • Type Designer
  • Editorial Artist
  • Information Graphic Artist
  • Chart/Graph Designer
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Color Specialist
  • Comic Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Pre-press Service Provider
  • Pre-press Technician
  • Presentation Artist
  • Magazine Designer
  • Newpaper Page Layout
  • Book Designer
Entertainment Industry Entertainment Industry
  • Game Designer
  • Music/Sound Composer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Animator
  • Film/Video Producer
  • Film/Video Editor
  • Special Effects Producer
  • Post-Production Technician
  • Film/Video Stylist
  • Film/Video Graphic Designer
  • Credits Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Advertising Promotions/Publicity Designer
  • Presentation Designer
  • Television Commercial Producer
  • Music Video Producer
Web Publishing
Web Publishing Web Publishing
  • (X)HTML Developer
  • CSS Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Graphics Developer
  • Web Production Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Web Graphics Designer
  • Web Illustrator/Imagist
  • Web Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • User Interface Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Information Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Usability Engineer
  • Findability Engineer
  • Indexing Specialist
  • Search Analyst
  • Creative Director
  • Design Director
  • Art Director
  • QA Engineer
  • QA Coordinator
  • QA Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Writer
Science & Medicine
Science & Medicine Science & Medicine
  • Information Designer
  • Photo Editor
  • Scientific Illustrator
  • Technical Writer
  • Medical Imaging Specialist
  • Digital Medical Illustrator
  • Cartographer
  • Geological/Space Imaging Designer
  • Image Processing Specialist
Education Careers Education Careers
  • Instructional Materials Designer
  • Curriculum Materials Developer
  • Training Video Producer
  • Documentary Videographer
  • Textbook Publisher
Other Design Fields
Other Design Careers Other Design Careers
  • Other Designers & Modelers
  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • 3D Designer
  • Architectural Renderer

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