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Graphic Designer Jobs

Graphic Designer Jobs

​How to Enter

In most cases, to secure a job as a Graphic Designer in New Zealand, you will usually need a tertiary qualification in Graphic Design, Media Arts or Visual Communication. You will also need a portfolio of work to show prospective employers during a job interviews.

Many New Zealand employers are also asking for the following personal requirements when looking for a Graphic Designer:

  • Motivated

  • Organised

  • Creative

  • Able to accept criticism

  • Accurate with a good eye for detail

  • Great at problem-solving

  • Able to work under pressure and to deadline

  • Great communicator

  • Can work well in a team

Typical Responsibilities

Graphic Designers may be expected to do some or all of the following:

  • Analysing the design briefs and brainstorming ideas with other designers or client

  • Preparing concepts and design layout diagrams for approval

  • Researching and advising production methods, materials and costs

  • Presenting final product to client

  • Implementing feedback and altering work accordingly


An experienced Graphic Designer can progress into a management role, become a self-employed contractor or start their own graphic design business. Additionally, Graphic Designers can also specialise in areas such as Illustration, Print Publishing, Web Design, Advertising, Corporate Design and Animation.

Salary Range

Entry: 32K – 65K per annum NZD

Experienced (5+ years): 65K – 85K per annum NZD