Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications Careers

A graphic designer uses visual elements to communicate messages through print and electronic media. Designers may design magazines and newspapers, websites, packaging, promotional displays and marketing materials.

The following are positions or titles held by Graphic Communication program graduates.

  • advertising designer
  • art director
  • brand identity designer
  • creative director
  • freelance designer
  • illustrator
  • layout artist
  • logo designer
  • multimedia designer
  • package designer
  • photo editing / Photoshop artist
  • pre-press technician
  • publication designer
  • web designer


Starting Wages: $25,000 - $39,500 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired or employ program graduates.

Almon, Inc. Dubuque, IA
Banno Cedar Falls, IA
Bertch Cabinets Waterloo, IA
CDS Global Des Moines, IA
EdgeCore Cedar Falls, IA
Fusion Forward Independence, IA
Hellman Associates, Inc. Waterloo, IA
John Deere Moline, IL
JW Morton & Associates Cedar Rapids, IA
McCullough Creative Dubuque, IA
ME&V Cedar Falls, IA
Mudd Group, Inc. Waterloo, IA
North Forty Cedar Rapids, IA
Pioneer Graphics Waterloo, IA
Professional Office Services Waterloo, IA
VGM Creative Waterloo, IA
WDG Communications Cedar Rapids, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
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Program Advisors

Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 147A
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 147B
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
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