- design skills and knowledge
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of media production and communication
- knowledge of English language
- the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- the ability to work well with your hands
- knowledge of the fine arts
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Depending on your role, your day-to-day tasks may include:
- discussing the client's requirements and coming up with creative ideas
- working out budgets and deadlines
- producing rough drafts and presenting your ideas
- preparing designs using specialist software
- making presentations to clients for feedback and approval
- producing a final layout
- explaining requirements to photographers, printers, manufacturers or games developers
- keeping up with design trends and developments in software tools
You could work in a creative studio, in an office or at a client's business.
You could become a senior designer, creative director or move into management.
You could go freelance or start your own design agency.
Another option is to move into teaching or lecturing.
You can get more information on working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.