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Today, in the US alone, over ½ million designers have jobs and around 40% of this total are made up of graphic designers.  They work in all fields of various different industries, ranging from commercial and industrial design, through advertising and marketing.

Everywhere you go, you will see the impact that other graphics designers have had on the world we live in today.  From the layout of a magazine, through the many different logos you see on brand name companies, such as Starbucks and McDonalds.  Even the chair in which you are sitting now will have been influenced by a graphics designer at some stage.  So the actual variety of positions available to you when you want to become a graphics designer is unlimited.

A graphic designer, or graphic artist as they are also known, is a person who places together images or motion graphics (or both) with typography in order to produce their work.  They will primarily create such work for printed, published or electronic forms of media (newspapers, magazines, TV, film, internet) for use in advertising.

However, there are some graphics designers whose work makes them responsible for illustration, typesetting and web design.  But as these are speciality subjects within the field of graphic design, only someone who has taken training in this particular field will work on such projects as these.

Through this book, we will show you what you will need to do if you wish to take up a career in graphics designing.

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