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Is this my job?

Most of the job postings I’ve seen for graphic designers list HTML and/or CSS skills under the qualifications. I think to myself, after years of studying graphic design, how am I not qualified for an INTERNSHIP, an opportunity to learn more about my profession?? My simplified definition of graphic design is type plus image. As far as I know our job as graphic designers is to use software to create and implement graphic elements onto a template. My diploma will read Bachelor of the Arts, not Science and Technology. Isn’t it someone else’s job to code the information for the site  after I design it? I agree that HTML coding would be a nice accessory to have as a designer, but I do not believe that it should be a requirement.

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  1. msorens2 wrote:

    it’s true and i agree. all the job postings i keep seeing request requirements that i definitely don’t have. i keep hoping that they are things i will learn throughout my student career! i think it’s just because of the economy now, companies aren’t wanting to hire more people; they want one person to finish all the jobs…lame

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink