Friday, May 23, 2008 - Graphic Design ~vs~ Web Design
You've probably all seen it, and not many of you have realised it unless it directly affects you or someone close to you. There is a struggle going on in job listing.
If you are a graphic designer, you have a whole shed load of extra stress than the next person in line. You know why? No? It is because people have a misconception of what graphic designers do. You'd think it would be the easiest thing to get a job in what with all the products and packaging that needs dreaming up and producing. But employers want two for the price of one. Two words, to be precise.
Seems that if you are a graphic designer, you are automatically expected to know the ins and outs of a dogs arse when it comes to web developement. I have seen only two prospective jobs that don't ask for extensive experience in web design. And that isn't because graphic designers are supposed to know how to do that, or ever train to do that - it is because companies don't want to have to pay two different people when they could have one tech graduate tearing his hair out and doing two jobs at once - for one pay cheque.
Anyways... Rant over. I just needed to vent.
A lot of digitally inclined illustrators are capable of doing graphic design because software programs overlap. Guess I just got angry because I've been looking for jobs and almost every graphic design job that I've seen requires that little extra that I can't give, even if I wanted to.
Yes, I realise life sucks sometimes, and all that jazz. Ta. >_>