Being more interested in creative subjects such as art in school may not have been too appreciated at the time, but it can lead to a very lucrative career in the graphic design world. With design in some capacity an integral part of virtually every business throughout the world, the demand for such services is both consistent and well remunerated. Whilst the economy may have struggled in recent years, the number of artworker jobs and vacancies has rarely decreased and for skilled designers can lead to a successful career in graphic design.
What do Artworker Jobs Involve?
Artworker jobs and the tasks given to artworkers will vary depending on the company you will work for, but primarily will involve the creation of print ready files using a variety of software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Quark etc. The actual projects they will work on may be ongoing work for one particular client or company or may change from day to day, but it is important that you are able to work with others in the design process to understand their needs and work to formulate a piece of work that achieves the effect that they are looking to have.
What Salary Could I Expect From Artworker Jobs?
Artworker jobs can be very lucrative for experienced and talented individuals, but in the vast majority of cases you will often need to work your way up and build up your experience. Starting positions as a junior artworker will often be accompanied by salaries of around £16,000 - £22,000 per year. However, with a bit more experience in the field this can quickly grow to £25,000 to £30,000 per annum on average whilst senior artworkers can attract wages up to £50,000. The freelance market is extremely lucrative for artworkers where they are paid an hourly rate. This will typically only be offered to more experienced artworkers rather than juniors as they would be expected to hit the ground running with very little guidance or support and this type of work can attract a rate of between £18 - £30 per hour depending on whether you work through a Limited Company, work as a PAYE freelancer and whether you choose to use a recruitment agency to help get you work.