The Highest-Paying Graphic Designer Jobs in Singapore

The Highest-Paying Graphic Designer Jobs in Singapore
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 10 March, 2022

Graphic designer jobs in Singapore never go out of demand. It's a career that continues to be integral to various industries, and it can even lead to one of the highest paying jobs in Singapore.

A career in graphic design requires creativity, an eye for detail, and advanced skills in a number of tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, as well as an aptitude for animation, motion graphics, web design, and more. With all of these technical requirements, it's no wonder graphic design jobs can come with high salaries, especially for designers with many years of experience.

According to the Ministry of Manpower, the median gross monthly income of a full-time employed resident was roughly $4,543 in 2020. A graphic designer with at least five years of experience can easily earn more than that.

But how do you find a graphic designer job in Singapore that pays well? If you have at least a few years of experience, here are five graphic design jobs for those seeking to advance their graphic design careers.

  1. Art Director

The art director role is the goal for many graphic design careers. To be an art director, you have to first start out as a graphic designer or multimedia artist and steadily rise through the ranks.

This role requires more than creative skills and talents. Since this is a senior position, art directors will also be responsible for proofing content and building a brand's image and creative identity. Every brand needs an image, which is why you'll find art director roles in almost every industry, particularly in the advertising, media, and gaming industries.

Salary range: $6,000 to $14,000 monthly

Click here to view art director openings on JobStreet.

  1. Graphic Artist

If you prefer creating digital art over making layouts, a career as a graphic artist might just be the right fit for you. It's a competitive role designed for the exceptionally talented, but it can be worthwhile for those lucky enough to land this position.

The gaming industry pays its graphic artists and game designers well, especially if you exhibit extraordinary skills in character design and digital illustration and a passion for video games and gameplay. While a typical graphic designer role requires you to know how to layout and edit images, a graphic artist requires expertise in 3D illustrations and a very high level of artistic creativity.

Salary range: $5,000 to $10,000 monthly

Click here to view graphic artist openings on JobStreet.

  1. UI/UX Designer

The best thing about a graphic design career is that it's flexible and lets you enter all sorts of industries, including the IT industry. If you're interested in upskilling, you can shift your career toward UI/UX design.

User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design requires professionals who can create visually pleasing and user-friendly layouts for mobile apps, websites, and more. This career has grown in demand due to the shift toward digital platforms, because as we all know, everyone uses mobile apps.

Salary range: $4,000 to $9,000 monthly

Click here to view UI/UX designer openings on JobStreet.

  1. Animator

Like game designers and graphic artists, animator positions require a high level of artistic aptitude, as well as a passion for cartoons and animated films. If you love storytelling and motion graphics, this could be the career for you.

Not all graphic designers are well versed in animation and motion graphics, so it will be to your advantage if you can master these skills. All forms of entertainment and media require some level of animation. Whether you're working on an advertisement or on an animated feature film, animators are valued in all industries.

Salary range: $4,000 to $8,000 monthly

Click here to view animator openings on JobStreet.

  1. Product designer

If you're into designing products like sports drinks or even T-shirts, this could be your calling. Graphic designers who venture into product design get to create the visuals for products like credit cards, soccer balls, luxury goods, and more. You can even crossover to UI/UX design if the product in question is a website or an app.

Almost every product in our everyday life underwent product design, which is why a focus in this genre can be sustainable for your career. This is a role most suited toward the retail industry, but it can also extend to finance and even government.

Salary range: $4,000 to $9,000 monthly

Click here to view product designer openings on JobStreet.

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