Learn about Graphic Design w/ Travis Farley Design & Made U Look Digital Sign Co

Type of Business: Graphic Design/Arts
Job Shadow Details:
  • Graphic Design
  • Printing
  • Billboard Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Branding

Travis Farley Designs. Lewisburg, WV

Job Duties:

  • Create the National Apprentice Day advertisement on the Made U Look digital billboards in Lewisburg and Fairlea.
  • Work with strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Determine the message the design should portray
  • Create images for product illustrations and logos
  • Select colors, images, text style, and layout
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them
  • Work with both texts and images
  • Change the digital billboard in Fairlea
  • Skills needed: communication, creativity, computer, analytical, time management

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of printed pages
  • Understand how to use variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects
  • Recognize the importance in the sales and marketing of products and its critical component of marketing and branding materials such as business cards, brochures, and logos.
  • Understand that graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.
Type: Graphic Design/Arts
No. of Youth Apprentices: 1-2
Available Dates:
  • This employer offers bi-yearly apprentice days

Ages: 14-18

Included: Lunch

Job Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
 
Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Graphic designers held about 259,500 jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most graphic designers in 2012 were as follows:
  • Manufacturing 14%
  • Specialized Design services 10%
  • Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 9%
  • Advertising, public relations, and related services 8%
  • Wholesale trade 5%

Education: Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree (or technical training) in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Job description source: truity.com/career-profile/graphic-designer

The Digital Billboard company, Made U Look, is owned and operated by Travis Farley. He has two digital billboards in Fairlea and Lewisburg, WV. These are full-color LED display panels with ads rotating every 8 seconds.  Travis offers custom designs for his clients.

Interested in this apprentice day? Email us at info@apprenticeday.org

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