Multimedia designers build on their skills and abilities as a graphic designers and combine them with animation to create computer based movies and presentations.
Who can I work for?
Multimedia designers are employed primarily in film and TV industries, advertising, web/computer marketing firms and self-employed.
Where and when can I work?
The role is mostly office based and you will work standard office hours of 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Occasionally extra hours will be required if you are working to a tight deadline.
What can I earn?
The average salary for a multimedia designer is £37,500. It can go as high as £42,500.
What are the benefits?
The biggest benefit is being able to express your creativity. There are also a lot of opportunities for freelance work, meaning the role can be varied, fast-paced and flexible.
Are there chances of promotion?
Many multimedia designers will move on to head up a studio, overseeing a team of designers and all the work they undertake. You can also go on to become a creative director or work for yourself on a freelance/consultancy basis.
What will I be responsible for?
General duties include creating digital images for the purpose of animation, transferring audio/video files to be edited and manipulated digitally, creating artwork to be used in video games and creating animated sequences using computer software.
Do I need any experience?
Ideally you will have a design-related degree and an extensive portfolio to demonstrate your work. You will need knowledge of the equipment or software needed including Macromedia Flash, Director and Fireworks and Adobe Image Ready. You may also need experience of audio/video editing equipment and software.
What attributes are needed?
You will need to show creativity and flair and have a good imagination. A keen eye for detail is a must as is the ability to adapt when a brief changes and you will need to be constantly innovating to keep up with digital trends.