Technical designer (graphic arts) - Salary and Career
Technical Designers of Miscellaneous Products and Services

Technical designer (graphic arts) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Interpret drawing requests, prepare product or service drawings, submit drawings for approval. They give final finishing to drawings, indicate characteristics of materials and finishes in drawings, organize and request ergonomic adequacy of the workstation.

How much does an Technical designer (graphic arts) earn

A Technical designer (graphic arts) earns between $1.187 and $5.135 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.112 and a median salary of $1.630 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.400 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Technical designer (graphic arts)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.112 25.342 528 10
1º Quartile 1.187 14.249 297 6
Median Salary 1.630 19.562 408 8
3º Quartile 3.916 46.996 979 18
Higher Salary 5.135 61.623 1.284 24

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • technical designers of miscellaneous products and services

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Main workplaces

Technical Designers of Miscellaneous Products and Services these professionals work in various fields of activity, such as: graphic arts, textile industry, manufacturing of wood products, postal and telecommunications companies and others. They are formal employees, with a formal contract, who organize themselves individually or in teams, under occasional supervision. They work indoors, during the day, at night or on a rotating basis. Some of the activities performed may be subject to pressure, noise, radiation or toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical Designers of Miscellaneous Products and Services

To enter these occupations, it is necessary that the professional has completed high school, in addition to a basic professional training course in drawing of up to two hundred class hours. The exercise of activities is only achieved, at least, with one year of experience, after qualification.

Functions and activities of Technical designer (graphic arts)

Technical Designers of Miscellaneous Products and Services must:

  • finish the drawings;
  • give a final finish to drawings;
  • interpret drawing requests;
  • give final finishing to drawings;
  • submit drawings for approval;
  • give a final finishing to the drawings;
  • organize design work station;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • give a final finish to the drawings;
  • organize a design workplace;
  • finish drawings;
  • organize design workplace;
  • elaborate drawings of products or services;

  • Activities

    • order materials, equipment and tools;
    • specify design characteristics;
    • print drawings;
    • relate technical specifications of the drawings;
    • fill in the drawing legend;
    • consult the technical drawing standards;
    • request approval;
    • relate information obtained;
    • check conditions of design workspace;
    • archive drawings;
    • obtain final approval of drawings;
    • consult magazines and catalogs for updating materials, equipment and tools;
    • keep up to date;
    • check drawing specifications;
    • make backup copies of the drawing (back-up);
    • making the drawings matrix;
    • make corrections indicated by the applicant;
    • meet the technical standards of graphic representations;
    • inspect work equipment;
    • act ethically;
    • show dynamism;
    • make the drawing matrix;
    • codify drawings;
    • register approved drawings;
    • gather information pertinent to the drawing;
    • indicate the characteristics of materials and finishing;
    • demonstrate sociability;
    • develop sketches with digital resources;
    • develop sketches with digital resources;
    • maintain self-organization;
    • request ergonomic adequacy of the work station (furniture, tools, instruments, epi);
    • develop hand sketches;
    • meet established deadlines;
    • maintain good interpersonal relationships;
    • establish format for presentation of drawings;
    • show attention and concentration;
    • keep the workspace in order;
    • require maintenance of equipment and work tools;
    • request ergonomic adequacy of the work environment (lighting, temperature, noise) ;
    • quote drawings;
    • establish format for the presentation of drawings;
    • communicate;
    • code drawings;
    • define scales;
    • define the means of graphic representation;
    • define drawing stages;
    • show creativity;
    • perform drawings;

    Sectors that hire Technical designer (graphic arts) the most in the job market

    • printing material for advertising use
    • printing material for other uses
    • advertising agencies
    • photocopies
    • clothing parts making
    • prepress services
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products
    • stationery retail trade
    • retailer of other products
    • information technology consulting

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