Use your creativity and artistic side to communicate information visually — in websites, publications and everyday objects.

As a designer, you’ll develop a visual identity for brands, companies and campaigns. You’ll be a problem solver, learning how people interact with information and then helping them find what they need.

Learn color theory and how to use typography and images. Start with traditional print design, and then dive into digital. And Austin, a creative economy, is an ideal city to learn your craft. Get hands-on experience from mentors and internships. Discover what it’s like to work at a big agency or a small shop where everyone wears multiple hats, or as the in-house designer for a promising startup.

What do our graduates do?

Graphic Design majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from ϲʿ’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Senior experience designer at Accomplice in Austin
  • Designer at FODA Studio in Austin
  • Software engineer at Blackbaud in Austin
  • UX/UI designer at USAA
  • Art director at Mighty Arsenal in Austin
  • UX designer and researcher at Visa
  • Digital creative designer at James Avery Artisan Jewelry
  • Designer at Mood Media in Austin
  • Interactive production designer at Houndstooth Studio
  • Visual designer at Chaotic Moon Studio
  • Founder of mobile tech company Balderdash
  • Art director at The Barbarian Group in New York

For more information on the Graphic Design major, please contact Jimmy Luu, associate professor of Graphic Design. The Graphic Design major is part of the Department of Visual Studies.

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Use the  to find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

The Classroom and Beyond

Students majoring in Graphic Design can explore career paths and practical application of their studies through internships and interactions with the greater Austin community.

On Campus Projects

 Learn how graphic design contributes to the formation and expression of complex societal ideas and values. Join the staff of Arete or the , campus publications for academic and creative works, or lend your talents to , the campus newspaper. 

Student Organizations

There are also opportunities to help create fliers and posters for campus events and student organizations. Be sure to join , the Graphic Design student organization. Command G arranges workshops and roundtables and provides opportunities to explore careers in the field through studio visits.

Graphic Design Exhibitions

To Be Continued is the collective work of the 2017 ϲʿ's University senior graphic design class. The exhibition showcases the intersection of creativity, ingenuity, and tenacity of the group.

Making Meaningful Connections

Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric major Logan Stallings ’19 is building on the skills she gained on the hilltop in a year abroad as a Fulbright scholar.