Category Archives: Job Title for designers

GRAPHIC DESIGNER VS. WEB DESIGNER

Well we all know that a graphic designer is much different than a web designer.  But is one better than the other.  In my opinion, no.  I have been a graphic designer for over 8 years now and love it.  There was a time that graphics was all I wanted to do.  It is not the case anymore. Life changes, you change and the world changes.  The printing industry along with graphic design is slowing down.  Guess what is striving to the top, you guessed it, web design.

So for me I had to change and step out of my comfort zone and learn something new “web design” which is much harder and a lot different thought process than graphics than I thought.   Now as a graphic and web designer I see both sides.  The two professions are just different not better than one another.

Their was a time when companies needed two people for graphic and web. Now with this economy they want one to be able to do both and it’s working.  Hints why I am back in school for web design.  I will say that you get a better salary with web design though.  lol

What do you all think about this? Are you a web guy a graphic guy or both?

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Should every designer have a certain title?

Many designers have their own opinion about this.  Some designers like to have a certain title and others don’t. For instance,  graphic designer, web designerweb developerprogrammercreative director and art director.  The reason being is that these titles will determine your salary.  In many cases in the job market when you are looking for a job you already have had some sort of  title.

Depending on your profession. Money/salary is always the top question.  Different job titles have different pay scales.  A graphic designer gets paid less than a web designer and a programmer gets paid more than both of them and so on.  So if your a bad ass and can do all or some of these positions.  Then make sure you give yourself the proper title or by going after the title that you want to be represented as when searching for that dream job. Work for yourself even better.  Give yourself the best and highest title you want.

Lets see what you think on this topic.  Do you care what title you are given when working for someone else? Even if the money is right.