Interactive Media Designer/Developer

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Interactive media designers create, design and produce the overall look and feel of a wide range of interactive communication products.  Using text, data, graphics, sound, animation and other digital and visual effects, they may work on projects such as internet sites, electronic games, online learning materials and interactive television

They usually work in a product development team, which involves:

  • Helping to develop a client brief
  • Preparing rough design concepts
  • Using industry-standard graphics and multimedia software packages
  • Producing separate visuals for each page
  • Designing hypertext links and animated menus
  • Writing codes and testing the functionality of the end product

A degree or postgraduate qualification in an art and design-related subject, such as graphic or multimedia design, is particularly useful. Information architecture and product design qualifications and work experience are also helpful. However, creative talent is the key qualification.