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Assistant Graphic Designer

An Assistant Graphic Designer assists a Graphic Designer in his or her day-to-day tasks. This role is designed to help the wider team create visual texts, graphics and typefaces that meet a purpose and communicate ideas and information.


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Employment Levels

There are currently 56 600 people employed in roles similar to Assistant Graphic Designers in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) there will be 8 400 more job openings within this profession.

Employment by State

The majority of people in roles similar to Assistant Graphic Designers are employed in NSW. There are a higher proportion of Assistant Graphic Designers in VIC than the average for all occupations, while the population in the ACT is close to the national average.

Gender Split

This industry is slightly male-dominated. 56.3% of Graphic and Web Design Workers (the broader job category that houses this profession) are male, and 43.7% are female.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Assistant Graphic Designers is 33 years. Assistant Graphic Designers are 7 years younger than the average age for workers in all occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Assistant Graphic Designers work an average of 40.4 hours a week. This is 0.7 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in similar professions to Assistant Graphic Designers hold a Bachelor degree. Another 26.4% hold an Advanced Diploma or Diploma as their highest qualification.

Assistant Graphic Designer Duties & Tasks

  • Ensure project is keeping to client's requirements and budget.
  • Put together proposals for meetings with clients.
  • Develop and suggest design concepts.
  • Prepare rough drafts of design concepts.
  • Use computer software to create design.
  • Review final projects before printing or release.
  • Liaise with external printers in order to meet deadlines and quality standards.



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.