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Computer Graphics Artist Duties

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This is highly technical and creative work involved in the design and preparation of computer aided graphic art work.
An employee allocated to this class of work performs duties involving the creation and design of original graphics. Work requires the operation of computer systems which contain extensive hardware and software that aid in the creation and alteration of art work at the pixel level. The work is highly creative with only a small amount being originated within furnished templates. Work is performed independently under the general direction of an administrative superior.


Operates various types of computers and associated peripherals to produce designs for printed materials.

Operates a variety of hardware and software to design, create, and alter media images.

Creates computer generated art work, graphic symbols, still media, and animation.

Designs layouts, selects typeface and formats for text materials.

Creates media for use in a variety of formats including transfer to videotape, slide, overhead, printed page, and other formats.

Plans work and production schedules for graphics design and computer publishing activities.

Manages computer files of materials which are complete and in program.

Operates a digital camera and related equipment.

Consults with clients to determine final product format.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or art school with an emphasis in art and graphics, supplemented by course work in computer studies; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of computer assisted graphics and associate peripherals, digital cameras, and related equipment.

Considerable knowledge of artistic and graphic layout techniques and art as it is related to rendering in a digital format.

Skill in analyzing and determining the most appropriate media for creation of graphics images.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with clients and co-workers.

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with clients.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



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