Graphic Designer - About the job

Kaihoahoa Whakairoiro

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Graphic designers create artwork or designs for the promotion or development of goods, services and ideas. They may also design artwork and/or layout for fabrics, websites, magazines and other publications, or help to develop television advertisements.


Graphic designers with one to five years’ experience usually earn

$35K-$55K per year

Senior graphic designers with more than five years’ experience usually earn

$55K-$75K per year

Source: Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a graphic designer are average – although job numbers are increasing, competition for vacancies is high.

Last updated 1 September 2015