Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system. Design has different implications in different fields. In some cases, the direct construction of an object as in pottery, engineering and graphic design etc. is also considered to be design.

Designing is basically the making of a plan for the production and beautification of an object or a system. Design has different essences in different fields

A designer is a term used for people who work professionally in one of the various designing areas such as a fashion designer, web designer or concept designer among others.

Print designs are those that are creatively made via graphics for visual communication in order to convey a specific message to the target audience via a poster or flyers etc. They are specifically made for printing.

Digital Design is a term that relates to various computer related skills like web design, 3D modeling etc. It can further be classified into digital visual media. Digital advertising and web design businesses compete with self financed designing freelancers to sell expertise, whilst artists using these same mediums to express themselves. Skills in digital designing can benefit you with a great full time job or even a weekend part-time hobby.

Designers are required in almost all fields of the industry today. For e.g.  Advertising, Print Industry, Web Designing Industry etc. Designers, old or new, should be aware of softwares like Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver etc. The list is long. With 3-4 years of experience, a designer’s career may come to a standstill unless you have a high creative drive or are assisting a director or someone in the same profession. Designing is more of an individual effort than one that requires team work.

Being a designer in India is an achievement in itself! Unlike western countries where designers specialize in either vector art or graphic content design for the web – here in India, companies look for a jack of all trades. Indian designers are most commonly found to be skilled in photography, imagery, patterns, graphics, animation etc.

To be a good designer, you need to have passion for art. You may have hated math and programming; but you don’t need to be a designer to hate math! Last but not the least; you should be able see objects with a “different eye”.

Simply put graphic design is visual communication. Graphic designers are generally briefed on what problem needs to be solved, or what goal has to be achieved. The real challenge is to collect and analyze information to figure out the most accurate solution which can be displayed by using imagery or animation. The success of a design depends upon two things, how well the design looks and more importantly, how well the message is conveyed.

Graphic designers use a variety of media to promote a message or a thought or an idea via shapes, fonts animations etc. They possess strong interpersonal skills and have that special eye for detailing and strong knowledge of electronic media packages.


A Graphic Designer can earn an average salary of Rs 231,104 per year. People in this job generally don’t have an experience of more than 10 years. Wages in this occupation rise steadily for more experienced workers, but also go down quite noticeably for employees with an experience of over 20 years. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Web Design, HTML, and Adobe After Effects etc.

  • Entry level Designations: Web Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Architect (not landscape or naval) etc.
  • Mid-Level Designations: User Interface Designer, Senior Web Designer, Senior Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Project Architect, Sr. Art Director etc.
  • Experienced Designations: Graphic Design Manager, User Experience Designer etc..