Graphic Design

Careers in GRaphic Design

Careers for BFA in Graphic Design graduates are available in:

  • Private and corporate practice
    • graphic design firms
    • advertising agencies
    • electronic media companies
    • book and magazine industries
    • film and television companies,
    • corporate art
    • graphic design departments
    • independent contracting and consulting
  • Public and nonprofit practice
    • Government departments and agencies
    • hospitals
    • museums
    • universities or colleges
    • foundations

Recent graphic design graduates from Iowa State University have pursued the below positions. This list is not a comprehensive list of the possible career choices available to someone with a graphic design degree. Please note that some careers require additional education beyond the bachelor's degree.

  • Advertising design
  • Animated products design
  • Book design
  • Corporate designs for logos, trademarks, stationery, annual reports, newsletters, etc.
  • Design of promotional/marketing materials for nonprofit organizations
  • Digital art
  • Exhibition design
  • Film or television titling and design of on-air graphics
  • Interactive media design
  • Magazine design
  • Museum exhibitions, publications and signage
  • Newspaper design
  • Packaging and label design
  • Studio photography
  • University and college teaching, research and administration (requires additional education)
  • Video or film design and production
  • Website design