Visual Designer

Visual Designer

Visual Designers work as part of a larger team to produce graphics for a range of media. They may work internally such as for a game development or media company or as part of an agency working across multiple clients.

Visual Designers need a high level of creative ability alongside the ability to work collaboratively across the creative process. They need to be able to adapt to changing processes and technology and to adjust their style in line with the production they’re working on.

Key skills

The technical skills needed for a visual designer will depend on the type of production they’re working on but will include design software such as InDesign, Sketch, or Adobe.

Latest opportunities

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and creative animation programmer join our gameplay programming team. You will work with animators, technical animators and gameplay programmers to implement, iterate and polish animation features.

Lead Technical Artist

 

We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018.

Senior Game Designer

 

We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018.

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Visual Designer FAQs

What is the average salary for a visual designer?

The average salary for a visual designer in the North East in 2022 was £25,488.

Do I need a degree to become a visual designer?

Although the understanding gained in a relevant degree would be a great starting point for a visual designer role there are a wealth of opportunities available to train outside of this including online courses which could allow you to start your career without a degree.

What progression opportunities are available from a visual designer role?

Working as a visual designer could allow you to progress to a range of roles which could include expanding your skills to include more technical elements or to manage teams or departments.

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