Roles and Responsibilities: Design/Graphics Engineers are professionals responsible for creating integrated graphs and visual effect systems that attract, inspire, and capture the attention of customers. Considered to be a subset of communication design, Design/Graphic Engineers now collaborate art and graphic designs to produce motion pictures or visuals using computer tools and software. Their jobs entail the responsibility to work closely with customers and create solutions that convey a particular identity or idea. A design/Graphics Engineer must also use software such as OpenGL, XNA game studio, and Maya to streamline extraordinary graphic creations in frame lights and effects. Besides, they should also manage the productivity of the technical team and implement improvements, covering all software, network connectivity, and hardware-related issues. The need for Design/Graphic Engineering in the gaming industry is drastically surging. They are expected to create visual effects for video games, operating systems, and other applications. 

Average Salary (Per annum): US$72,923


  • Working proficiency in using computer software programs and tools such as AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Illustrator, and Acrobat. 
  • Ability to be a good team player along with excellent creative skills.
  • Special talent in presenting disruptive ideas and explaining the concept behind them to clients, management, and other engineers. 
  • The ability to anticipate game users’ needs and work as a member of a team to solve problems related to the design and development of software.
  • Mandated to have a degree in computer programming or electronics and an additional course in the graphics-related field. 
  • Hands-on experience in C++, OpenGL, and Unity.
  • Sound knowledge in the combination of color, fonts, and layouts to create effective videos or images is also mandatory.

Top Online Courses:

Become a Graphic Designer by LinkedIn: LinkedIn, the overall job platform, is providing a Graphic Designer course to its users. By taking up the course, candidates get to learn about industry-leading tools that are used to build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become in-demand visual thinkers and communicators. 

Graphic Design Specialization by Calarts at Coursera: Graphic designing is an in-demand field that is everywhere around us including on-screen and print forms. Calarts’ four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design, process historic context, and communicate through image-making and typography. At the end of the course, students will also get to complete a capstone project to enrich their skills. 

Graphic Design Masterclass by Udemy: The Graphic Design Masterclass offered by Lindsay Marsh at Udemy covers photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Design Theory, Branding, and Logo design. By taking up the course, students will have a deep understanding of typography, color theory, photos, layouts, blocking, and other design theories and skills. It also takes students through the essential tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop and many other applications. 

Top Institutes Offering the Program:

  • B.Des Graduate Degree Programme in Design: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
  • Major in Fine Arts, specializing in Graphic Design: University of Pennsylvania
  • MFA in Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design: University of Florida

Top Recruiters for this Job:

Bonfire: Bonfire is a design and technology company specializing in custom apparel. It helps people sell shirts online, fundraise for a good cause, or simply provide custom-made products to consumers. Founded in 2012, Bonfire started as a t-shirt company and is now extending its art to print or sell apparel, totes, hats, mugs, and more. Therefore, to design disruptive products, bonfire hires much Design/Graphic Engineers.

Gensler: Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm that is spread across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. The company is working united as a community to holistically improve the human experience. Guided by pure optimism, Gensler uses the power of design to spark positive change and create a future that promotes quality, resilience, and well-being for everyone. 

Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Company, created by Walt Disney and his brother Roy, has had an oversized impact on the entertainment industry and is now one of the largest media companies in the world. The company is on a mission to entertain, inform, and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds, and innovative technologies. Owing to its need for creative images and videos, the company hires design and graphic professionals.

Aquent: Aquent is a leading talent services company that provides marketing and creative talents, management service, extended workplace benefits, project management, and professional development. Founded in 1986, the company leverages a flexible, empowering, inclusive, and equal workspace for all.

Graphic Resources: Graphic Resources is providing top-quality printed materials for small and large businesses across the United States. Concept through delivery, the company’s products, and services are customized to consumers’ needs. Graphic Resources is working to show the world how they can fit everybody’s needs through design and graphics.