Demand for multimedia designers is outstripping that for traditional graphic designers, as on-screen experts are in short supply, a new survey reveals.
Graduates of multimedia design with relatively little experience can demand salaries of up to 25 000, according to the 1997 Corps Business Survey.
However, as a freelance an on-screen designer can bring in between 80 000 and 100 000 a year. “It’s just not worth them going full time”, says Corps Business sales and marketing director Juliet Ripley.
There is an increasing number of highly trained graduates of computer-related subjects and consequently the job market is crowded with quality personnel, says the recruitment company.
The crowded graphic design market, exacerbated by the high filtration of graduates, is dragging down salaries, with the lowest salary recorded at 11 000.