What can I do with a design degree?

What can I do with a design degree?

If you’ve just graduated, or are still studying for your degree in design, you may be wondering just what kind of jobs you will end up with. If this is the case, then this guide is for you.

Design students are lively and full of ideas. They’re likely to watch movie credits with interest and a critical eye, own Apple products and laugh at people who use comic sans – and they also typically have a range of skills that are highly valued in the graduate jobs market.

The skills that design graduates are likely to have to offer include:

  • logical thinking and problem-solving
  • project management
  • research and editorial skills
  • presentation and other communication skills
  • computer skills
  • hands-on project management
  • creativity
  • software skills
  • an eye for detail.

Obvious career options for design graduates include web design, interactive media and video editing.

Other possibilities include:

  • interior design
  • film and television production
  • fashion design
  • editorial roles in printed media
  • sub-editing
  • product and packaging design
  • advertising
  • landscape gardening.

Plenty of design students have taken the subject in different directions. Consider these examples:

  • Ai Weiwei
  • Kissy Sell Out
  • Gus Van Sant
  • Tom Vek
  • Seth MacFarlane