Use your creativity and artistic side to communicate information visually — in websites, publications and everyday objects.

As a designer, you’ll develop a visual identity for brands, companies and campaigns. You’ll be a problem solver, learning how people interact with information and then helping them find what they need.

Learn color theory and how to use typography and images. Start with traditional print design, and then dive into digital. And Austin, a creative economy, is an ideal city to learn your craft. Get hands-on experience from mentors and internships. Discover what it’s like to work at a big agency or a small shop where everyone wears multiple hats, or as the in-house designer for a promising startup.

What do our graduates do?

Graphic Design majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Senior experience designer at Accomplice in Austin
  • Designer at FODA Studio in Austin
  • Software engineer at Blackbaud in Austin
  • UX/UI designer at USAA
  • Art director at Mighty Arsenal in Austin
  • UX designer and researcher at Visa
  • Digital creative designer at James Avery Artisan Jewelry
  • Designer at Mood Media in Austin
  • Interactive production designer at Houndstooth Studio
  • Visual designer at Chaotic Moon Studio
  • Founder of mobile tech company Balderdash
  • Art director at The Barbarian Group in New York

For more information on the Graphic Design major, please contact Jimmy Luu, associate professor of Graphic Design. The Graphic Design major is part of the Department of Visual Studies.

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Graphic Design Major Guide

Making Meaningful Connections

Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric major Logan Stallings ’19 is building on the skills she gained on the hilltop in a year abroad as a Fulbright scholar.