Top high-paying skills for graphic designers in India

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Graphic designers work more on the creative side and many start with a bachelors degree in graphic design. Some work as a full-time employee in agencies and company in-house design department. Others work as freelancers and develop their own network of clientele.

Graphic designers usually work full time, which is approximately 35-40 hours a week.

According to Glassdoor, the national average salary for graphic artist / designer is Rs 319,200 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Parallel to the experience, updating to the latest skill-set in the creative tools and software is very much important. So, what are the skills that can upgrade your salary package.

1.Adobe After effects

Adobe after effects is a program that creates incredible motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects CC. Design for film, TV, video, and web. Its the industry-standard tool for video compositing, motion graphics design, and animation. One of the most marketable skills on a graphic designer’s resume.

According to Payscale , graphic designers with Adobe After Effect skills can earn an highest average yearly salary of ₹ 420,708 .

2.Illustration

An illustration is a visual explanation of a text, process or a concept. It is used for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. Both graphic designers and illustrators do visual work, but the difference is that a graphic designer works on design structures and an illustrator does more drawing. When considering the two skill-sets, its a bonus .

According to Payscale , graphic designers with illustration skills can earn an highest average yearly salary of ₹ 420,000.

3. Adobe Flash

This industry standard vector graphics app is used by graphic designers to create logos, icons and pixel-perfect artwork.

According to Payscale , graphic designers with skills can earn an highest average yearly salary of ₹ 715,000/-

4. Multimedia artist and animator

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and special effects for movies, television, video games and other media channels. They create ideas by writing code and using computer software.

According to Payscale , graphic designers with illustration skills can earn an highest average yearly salary of ₹ 720,000.

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