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Careers in Design

Creative & In-Demand

You’ll find a profession to suit your artistic flair.

A career in design arts means you’ll be inventive and creative while also enjoying job security and a healthy salary. Designers not only create strategic design solutions, but their own opportunities. But make no mistake, you'll have to get out there, promote yourself and hustle!

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23% Job Growth

Technology is booming. Web designers are more in demand than ever with a 23% job market growth through 2030.


Interested in becoming an art director? $100,890 median salary for art directors, nationally.


Our partnerships with local organizations can get you experience to succeed after graduation.

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Career Options

Design is essential to every organization, so you have a myriad of options to choose from:

Graphic Design

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Brand Strategist
  • Website Designer
  • Advertising Manager
  • UX & UI Designer

Environmental Design

  • Interior Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Landscape Architect
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Environmental Specialist

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Build a Portfolio

Portfolios are required when applying for careers in the design field. Through studio practice, you'll build a design portfolio of relevant projects to showcase your skills.

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Where recent graduates work.

Get a taste of where you can work with your degree.

  • Schneider
  • 4imprint
  • Bemis Graphics
  • Blue Door Consulting
  • Candeo Creative
  • EagleHerald
  • KatBlu Art & Design Studio
  • Quill Creative
  • Kwikee Southern Graphic Systems
Jeff Benzow

Ask an Expert

Meet Jeff Benzow, professor here UW-Green Bay and our faculty mentor for design arts. He goes the extra mile to ensure students understand class material and get experience outside of class. If you have questions about our program, just ask!