Career Research Project

Kaylee Schumaker
Graphic Design Artist

Necessary Job Skills

Graphic designers are visual communicators who design and develop print and electronic media, such as magazines, television graphics, logos and websites. They may be employed by advertising firms, design companies, publishers and other businesses that need design professionals. Most graphic designers earn bachelor's degrees. These programs allow them to develop design and technical skills, and they are able to create portfolios of their work that can help them obtain employment after graduation.

Earning a certificate or associate's degree in graphic design may qualify graduates for assistant or technical support positions in the field; however, most graphic design positions require at least a bachelor's degree. Students may benefit from attending one of the approximately 300 schools approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Some graphic design programs only admit applicants who have completed at least one year of art and design courses. Admission may also entail submission of sketches and other artwork.

University of Louisville

A large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a very large city in an urban setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Important Words
"Live for Today"- Don't  ever worry about tomorrow live your life and live for the day that you are in.

This person in my life is very important to me and is the best person in my life that is not apart of my family. She is the best person you will ever meet in your whole life. You will be very lucky if you get to meet (personally the best person on Earth), Lori Sedam. She is always there for me when I need someone to talk to. She helps me and if I am having a bad day she makes me smile.

I see her almost every weekend and every single time, she gives me a hug then we just sit and talk. We met through my sisters softball team. We sit there together and watch my sister and Lori's daughter play. She maybe quite a bit older than me but she is amazing in every way possible.

She is the nicest person you will ever meet and she will be there for you as a best friend would. She is my inspiration and an awesome friend. She serves as my role model by far.


Gelmen, Debra Levin. "Kids 4–6: “The Muddy Middle”." A List Apart The Full. Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Usability, 15 July 2014. Web. 21 May 2015.

Like every other young child, 3-4 year old children are in the preoperational stage. According to Debra Levin Gelmen in an article about younger kids and technology, "I call kids between ages 4 and 6 the “muddy middle,” because they’re stuck right in between the cute, cuddly preschool children and the savvy, sophisticated elementary-schoolers. They’re too old for games designed for toddlers, but they can’t quite read yet, so they struggle with sites and apps geared toward older kids. Unfortunately, you rarely see a digital product designed specifically for this age group, because they’re hard to pin down, but these little guys are full of ideas, knowledge, creativity, and charisma." From my perspective this quote is the most important thing to understand. That is that the " muddy middle" or 3-4 year old children are in their creative stage and imaginative stage. An app for this specific age group is very important die to the creative and imaginative mind set that they have. In conclusion, the reason I chose this article was because you need that creativeness and imaginative mind set to be able to even think about how or what to do with graphic design. If children have that at such a young age then we need to see what kind of things that they can do with a whole app of their own, to see how much fun it is. Obviously you wouldn't have a 3-4 year old working with a graphic design project but it would be interesting to see their work on a app that they will understand and that fits their age group.

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