2166-Graphic and Multimedia Designers

Job Title: 

Graphic and Multimedia Designers

Job Description: 

Graphic and multimedia designers design information content for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media. They create special effects, animation, or other visual images for use in computer games, movies, music videos, print media and advertisements.


Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional images depicting objects in motion or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modelling programs

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

305 - Fine and Studio Art

Specific Occupations: 

216601 - Graphic Designer
Description : Plans, designs, develops and prepares information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communicating needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Advertising Artist / Designer, Art Director, Calligrapher, Commercial Artist, Display Artist, Exhibition / Display Designer, Film and Video Graphics Designer, Graphic Artist, Lettering Designer, Lithographic Artist, Publication Designer

216602 - Illustrator
Description : Plans, designs, develops, and prepares pictures and diagrams to communicate messages, clarify meaning, assist in presentations and illustrate stories using traditional and digital media such as drawing, painting, drafting, collage, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Animator, Book Designer, Book Illstrator, Technical Illustrator

216603 - Multimedia Designer
Description : Plans, designs and develops the production of digitally delivered information, promotional content, instructional material and entertainment through online and recorded digital media using static and animated information, text, pictures, video and sound to produce information and entertainment tailored to an intended audience and purpose.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Digital Media Designer, Instructional Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Multimedia Artist

216604 - Web Designer
Description : Designs online forms to seamlessly integrate with workflow processes in organisations.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa