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


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427