Graphic Design and the Recession

Aug 22, 2011   //   by admin   //   Graphic Design  //  165 Comments

Here in 2011 we’re all wondering just where this recession is heading. In order to make the best decision, one must connect the dots between the graphic design profession and the US economic recession. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that graphic design employment in the recession will be tougher than out of a recession. But just how much of an effect does a recession have on the graphic design industry? Well, according to some, graphic design can be recession proof. Graphic design could be recession proof because good graphic design can be seen as a necessity (or an inelastic good in economist terms). Few companies are going to launch their product without a graphic design project completed to go—a poor design would lose the company more money than they would spend by hiring a graphic designer.

A booming sector of graphic design is the internet. The constant increase in existing websites call for a constant flow of work from graphic designers. Not to mention the world is constantly taking more and more of the marketplace online –this also means more design jobs. So while we are in a recession, the influx of jobs from the booming internet sector makes a graphic design job not so bad. Video games and other multimedia influxes also create stable job security in the graphic design field.


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