Visual Designers play an important part in creating aesthetically appealing and effective web layouts, product illustrations, iconography, print materials, presentations and much more. Visual Designers can work independently, but many work within cross-sectional teams along with user experience researchers and designers, interaction designers, marketers, salespersons and other key stakeholders.
The ability to communicate effectively is an important skill that an increasing number of companies around the world are seeking. Demand for Visual Designers is expected to rise quickly compared to other professions. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Visual Designer job positions are expected to grow by an estimated 12,500 jobs per year through 2026.
Known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco has evolved from a Gold Rush outpost into a thriving social, political and economic force domestically and abroad. The top economic drivers of the city are professional and financial services, tourism and high technology. It is estimated that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area has a combined GDP of $820.9 billion, as of 2016. San Francisco is home to companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Pinterest and Yelp.
San Francisco is an incredibly diverse city, known for its progressive leanings and live and let live philosophy. There is a thriving food scene here, with options ranging from mom and pop establishments to Michelin-star restaurants. The city has a relatively mild Mediterranean year-round climate and is closely situated to Wine Country and many other outdoor spaces, making it convenient for day trips.
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