UX / UI Designer
Digital Media


The field of graphic design, which includes digital publishing and web media fields, is a rapidly evolving industry with a vast array of career opportunities. Jobs and careers are always emerging in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of digital media. As new technologies and media platforms emerge, the possibilities for digital media professionals are only increasing.

Graduates of Digital Media programs are equipped to pursue entry-level positions, internships, and even start their own businesses in this exciting field.

Students will complete a portfolio of work at the end of the program, completing the DM8 Digital Media Portfolio course. A designer’s portfolio is arguably their most important tool—it will be used when searching for a job, pitching ideas to clients, and showcasing design work for freelance opportunities.

Employers have specified three important qualities, in order of importance, for digital media job seekers:

  • Talent (visual design principles,color theory, typographic design, and creative problem solving, ideation—the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas)

  • Teamwork (effective communication, the ability to critique design work, time-management skills, collaboration, story telling, and problem-solving skills)

  • Technological aptitude (proficient with industry standard digital media tools and techniques, Adobe CC software, web programming)

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Graphic Designers

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos.

  • Median Salary $71,173

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Web and Digital Interface Designers

Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices.

  • Median Salary $136,723

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Art Directors

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

  • Median Salary $107,997

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Web Administrators

Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

  • Median Salary $137,673


Web Developers

Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes.

  • Median Salary $103,313

Other Possibilities
  • Advertising Designer

  • Animator

  • Art Director

  • Book Cover Artist

  • Book Illustrator

  • Cartoon Artist

  • Comic Book Artist

  • Computer Animator

  • Creative Director

  • Freelance Designer

  • Game Designer

  • Graphic Designer

  • Layout Artist

  • Logo Designer

  • Marketing Director

  • Motion Graphics Artist

  • Product Designer

  • Print Designer

  • Scientific Illustrator

  • Storyboard Artist

  • UI Designer

  • UX Designer

  • Video Game Designer

  • Video Game Director

  • Visual Effects Artist

  • Web Designer

  • Web Developer

Ready to embark on an exciting new path?

Contact academic adviser Linette Martinez to get started!