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

Graphic Design Starting Wages: $24,800 - $38,000 per year*

Web Design Starting Wages: $34,300 - $60,000 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development

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

Almon, Inc. Dubuque, IA
AMPERAGE Marketing Cedar Falls, IA
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Moline, IL
J.W. Morton & Associates Cedar Rapids, IA
McCullough Creative Dubuque, IA
Mudd Advertising Cedar Falls, IA
North Forty Hiawatha, IA
Scientific Games Interactive/Williams Interactive SoCaMo Cedar Falls, IA
Spinutech Cedar Falls, IA
VGM Forbin & VGM Creative Waterloo, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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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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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
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