Digital media expansion has provided numerous opportunities for those interested in layout, design and the overall look of visual images.

An expanding job market

Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020. Typical starting jobs are in basic page layout and design at newspapers, production departments of magazines and web design at new media firms. Some graphic design majors may find other opportunities in advertising, public relations and related services.

Publishers, magazines, newspapers, graphic design firms, advertising and public relations firms as well as in-house corporate communications offices employ graphic artists. 

Soo Yeon Hong

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Soo Yeon Hong

Assistant Teaching Professor Visual Communications Also teaches in: Public Relations Military Visual Journalism Graphic Design Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications

Hong holds a Ph.D. in mass communications from Newhouse and an M.F.A. in creative writing-fiction from Boston University, where she was awarded the 2012 Saul Bellow Prize in Fiction. She has taught at Boston University and Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to Syracuse University, where she also teaches in Communications@Syracuse. Hong was a marketer at LG, a graphic designer at Time and Health magazines and an editorial assistant to the co-editor for Communications Research journal. She was a semifinalist for the 2014-2015 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship.

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