1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Graphic Designer
      Commercial Artist
      Graphic Artist

Designs and presents information in a visual form for print, film, television, signs, video and computers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • consults with clients to determine time frames, budgets and other objectives
  • analyses clients' needs, undertakes research and plans presentation of material
  • prepares concepts and illustrations or other visual representation of final material
  • submits designs to clients for approval
  • prepares notes and instructions for finishing artists to assemble and prepares final artwork for printing, display or electronic use
  • reviews final layout and suggests changes and improvements through proofing stages
  • may advise on the photography and reproduction of illustrations or other graphics

Display Artist
Exhibition Designer
Film and Video Graphics Designer
Publication Designer

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