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This article was published on February 15, 2022

These are the highest-paying design jobs in 2022

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These are the highest-paying design jobs in 2022

Design is absolutely everywhere from the clothes we wear to the websites we use, and from the magazines we read to the desks that we sit at everyday.

The design industry really is like no other. Designers not only get the chance to be creative and innovative every single day, they also have the opportunity to completely shape the world we live in.

​​One of the main things that attracts people to this sector is the fact that it’s constantly evolving and redefining itself. Not only are we continuously seeing shifts in style, but also in terms of medium and platforms being used. While you may be designing graphics for websites and social media today, you may be creating designs for VR and the metaverse tomorrow.

The design industry is also a safe bet in terms of job opportunities. The continued rise in social media marketing, website development, and animation is increasing the demand for creative designers across the globe.

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Plus, since design is highly competitive, top companies are always on the lookout for the best creative talent for the job. There is no concrete career path when it comes to design but that just means that the options are literally endless.

If you’d like to find out a little bit more about the highest paying design jobs in 2022, take a look at our list below based on the Indeed salary calculator.

Art Director, €52,452

Art directors design visual concepts for promotions and products. They may work in print, online, television, and other media. Depending on their industry, art directors may have previously worked as graphic designers, photographers, or illustrators.

To succeed at this job, you must be able to communicate well and manage a team of artists, as well as having proficiency in relevant design software. It’s a highly creative and often competitive role, so lots of experience is required.

UX Designer, €53,822

UX design is one of the most in-demand careers in the creative industry right now. The term “user experience” (or UX) describes the interaction a person has with a product or service. UX designers shape and create the user journey to make sure it’s as easy and seamless as possible.

To do this, a UX designer will combine product development, strategy, design and market research to create a straight-forward process. Some key skills you’ll need for this role include prototyping and wireframing, user testing, and knowledge of design software.

Read more about how to land a job in UX design in 2022 — even if you don’t have experience.

Industrial Designer, €57,275

Industrial designers, or product designers as they’re sometimes called, design just about every single product you use everyday from your toothbrush to your microwave and your car to your light switches. Everything in your home has probably been designed by an industrial designer at one stage or another.

Industrial designers are not only concerned with making products that look good and that are easy and safe to use, they also ensure the product can be made in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. As a result they need to have excellent attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.

Design Manager, €61,885

To be successful in this field you need to have great organizational skills, a keen eye for detail, and a degree from a visual arts program or a related field. You’ll also need some real world work experience under your belt before applying for this leadership role.

So what exactly does a design manager do? Well, their role is varied but they typically manage a design or graphics team and encourage team members throughout each project. They also collaborate with other teams such as marketing and development to make sure the look and feel of the company’s products are up to scratch.

Creative Director, €78,409

In a nutshell, a creative director oversees any creative or artistic project that a company decides to undertake. This can include everything from marketing campaigns to product design. As a result, they can work for a variety of different companies from tech startups to magazines and online publications.

As you can imagine, creative director positions usually require a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a specific creative field, such as marketing, graphic design, or fine arts. On top of that, you’ll need at least seven years of experience and an impressive portfolio that showcases your talents.

Are you searching for a new design job in 2022? You can find lots of new and exciting roles on the House of Talent job board now.

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