Online Graphic Design Certificate | Penn Foster

What qualifications do you need to be a graphic designer?

To become a graphic designer, you’ll typically be required to complete at least entry-level education and produce a beginner's portfolio of your work. Many graphic design professionals learn the foundational knowledge needed for the field through a combination of post-secondary education and hands-on training.

Can I earn a Graphic Design Certificate online?

In Penn Foster's Graphic Design Certificate Program, you can study online, from anywhere, at any time- as long as you have access to the internet. Upon Graduation, you may be able to transfer credits into Penn Fosters Accredited Graphic Design Associate Degree and continue your studies.

What are the top qualities of a Graphic Designer?

A good graphic designer is someone who is able to combine creative qualities with the ability to use technology proficiently. The top qualities of a graphic designer include creativity, computer skills with graphic design software, experience with digital design projects, and time management skills.

What are the most popular graphic design career opportunities?

Graphic designers can work as self-employed freelancers, in marketing and advertising agencies, or as employees in a wide array of industries. Graphic designers frequently work in logo and visual identity design, web design, marketing and advertising design, photo-editing, publishing, and layout design, and can serve as creative or art directors.