Graphic designers are making big bucks right now, but are there really that many of them?
And what do they make?
CBC News has compiled a detailed salary report from Canada’s largest graphic design agency.
Graphic designer salaries by industry Graphic designers work for designers who specialize in designing and graphic design, such as visual artists, photographers, typographers, graphic designers, designers of graphic design and illustrators.
The graphic designer who designs a logo, a logo-like element that represents a graphic, designates a typeface, a type size and its typeface used in the design, and the name of the company.
A graphic designer can also do type design, or create logos, typefaces and other design elements that are used on a computer.
The number of graphic designers is growing every year, according to the agency, which is owned by the Toronto-based Graphic Designers Guild of Canada.
The latest figures released by the agency show graphic designers in Canada made $10.3 billion in 2017, up from $9.8 billion in 2016.
Graphic designers have been the fastest-growing employment category in Canada.
They account for about 9.5 per cent of the employment growth in 2017.
“They’re making more money than ever,” said John Molyneux, senior vice president and chief executive officer of the graphic design industry association.
“In fact, it’s actually a very strong year for them.”
He noted the graphic designer salaries are growing fast.
“We have seen a very significant increase in our industry, and we are seeing it more and more, particularly with the growth of the mobile graphic design market,” Moly, who was a graphic design student at the University of Ottawa in the 1980s and ’90s, said.
“Our graphic designers are getting paid more.”
There are two types of graphic designer jobs: graphic designer and graphic designer assistant.
Graphic design assistant is a junior or apprentice job, and graphic designers make more than graphic designers.
There are currently about 100,000 graphic design jobs in Canada, but the number is expected to grow to more than 150,000 jobs by 2020.
Molyeux said the growth in the graphic designers has created an explosion in the number of jobs, and that people are starting to look at graphic designers as an important part of the creative workforce.
He said graphic designers have become so much more than just graphic designers and they’re also very important to their employers and to their clients.
Mysleu said graphic design assistants are the most important job in Canada and that a skilled graphic designer is key to any successful design.
Moulieux said it’s important for people to understand how much work graphic designers do, and what it takes to get that work done.
“It takes an incredible amount of time and energy, and to not have that kind of dedication and that kind and intensity, it really does degrade the quality of work,” he said.
There is no such thing as a salary for a graphic designers work.
There’s a contract, which can be as short as $50 a day, or as long as $600 a day.
The work is also graded on how professional the graphic is, how well it matches to the design objectives, and how well the designer can communicate the project to customers, Molyes said.
In fact, there is no formal definition of how much an artist or designer should make, only how much is realistic for a job they do.
The most popular graphic design salaries for 2017 were $7,500 for graphic designers who do typography and $7.25 per hour for graphic design assistant.
There were some salary trends for graphic designer as well, with the salaries of graphic designs in the United States and the United Kingdom both rising.
Graphic Design salaries in Canada Graphic design is often viewed as a young profession, but Molyeneux said in 2017 it was growing faster than the overall graphic design economy.
He also noted the growth is partly driven by new technologies and the increasing number of people choosing to work in the field.
“One of the things we are noticing is people are actually choosing to design and design and they are designing on the web,” Moulineux said.
As digital and mobile technology have become more prevalent in the workplace, the amount of digital design work has increased as well.
He noted that while designers are still primarily focused on typography, they are beginning to use other techniques such as color and line.
“As people start to work digitally, there’s going to be a greater focus on typographic design,” he added.
In 2016, graphic design earned the highest salaries in the country.
The average graphic designer made $11,300, and their average weekly income was $2,500.
There was also a significant increase for graphic artists, who made up about 10 per cent to 15 per cent (about $5,600 to $6,600) of the salaries.
The salaries were up from about $3,600 in