Most In-Demand Skills for Graphic Designers

If your company is looking to redesign their website or marketing and branding materials, you may be one of the 3,500 companies currently recruiting for Graphic Designers. Despite about 29% of graphic designers being self-employed in the US, many companies are looking to bring these positions internal so their efforts are a priority. Over the past 30 days, more than 13,000 jobs advertised online for Graphic Designers in the United States, a 12% increase compared to the same 30 day period last year. The 5 cities with the most demand for Graphic Designers were New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

Hiring Demand for Graphic Designers - 5 Metro Areas with Most Demand

Hiring demand for Graphic Designers by city
Source: WANTED Analytics

The most commonly required skills in job ads for Graphic Designers include:

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Graphical User Interface design (UI)
  3. Adobe InDesign
  4. Detail oriented
  5. Adobe Creative Suite
  6. Hypertext markup language (HTML)
  7. Typography
  8. Website development
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  11. Microsoft PowerPoint
  12. Self-starting/self-motivated
  13. Adobe Dreamweaver
  14. Adobe Illustrator
  15. Organizational skills
For our previous reports on hiring demand for Graphic Designers, read Picture This: Jobs for Graphic Designers Grow.

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