Careers for graphic design graduates are available in private and corporate practice (graphic design firms, advertising agencies, electronic media companies, book and magazine industries, film and television companies, corporate art and graphic design departments, independent contracting and consulting, etc.) as well as public and nonprofit practice (government departments and agencies, hospitals, museums, universities or colleges, foundations, etc.).
The following career paths reflect specific positions pursued by recent graphic design graduates from Iowa State University, and do not represent a comprehensive list of the possible career choices available to someone with a graphic design degree. Please note that some careers require additional education beyond the bachelor's degree.