According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), graphic designers made an annual median wage of $48,690 per year as of May 2011. To clarify what BLS’ salary rate means “the median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than the base amount quoted and half earned less.”
So, using the above quoted figure half of the graphic designers in the United States made less than $48,690 (that works out to $23.41 hourly rate) per year in 2011 and 50% made more. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,200, and the top 10 percent earned more than $77,370. In 2010, about 29 percent of graphic designers were self-employed. Read the rest of this entry
Not just a rhetorical design question anymore —rich media is another term for the word that most people are familiar with interactive “multi-media”. And rich media development and techniques are rapidly being used and developed in order to deliver interactive banner ads and other media that enables the user to interact with the media provided whether it is a video, website or other form of advertising. One stellar example is Youtube mentioned in Mashable’s article “Youtube Launches Skippable Ads” which recently developed the option for end users to choose what advertising they want to watch!