Graphic Designer Salary in San Jose, California

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Average Salary for Graphic Designer in San Jose, California

The average salary of a(n) Graphic Designer in San Jose, California is $78,135.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Graphic Designer in San Jose, California is $37.56.

The average bonus of a(n) Graphic Designer in San Jose, California is $2,539.00.

Job Description:

Designs art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as books, magazines, newspapers, Internet websites, television, and packaging. Develops materials manually or utilizes graphic software to design and produce finished artwork or product. Plans content, graphic aspects, and presentation of material, product, or service. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, and arranges layout based upon available space, knowledge of layout principles, and esthetic design concepts. Draws sample of finished layout. Ensures consistency of design. Prepares notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing. Reviews final layout and suggests improvements as needed. May key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor. May prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material according to instructions of client or supervisor. May prepare series of drawings to illustrate sequence and timing of story development for television production. May mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer. May specialize in particular field, medium, or type of layout. May produce still and animated graphic formats for on-air and taped portions of television news broadcasts, using electronic video equipment. May photograph layouts, using camera, to make layout prints for supervisor or client. May develop negatives and prints, using negative and print developing equipment, tools, and work aids to produce layout photographs for client or supervisor. Less

Designs art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as books, magazines, newspapers, Internet websites, television, and packaging. Develops materials manually or utilizes graphic software to design and produce finished artwork or product. Plans... More

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