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Commercial art: career ladder

The career options in this field extend to Graphic design, illustration, photography, computer art, advertising. Read on. Institutes in India | Quirky facts

delhi Updated: May 08, 2008, 23:48 IST
Hindustan Times

Career options: Graphic design, illustration, photography, computer art, advertising

Graphic design
Level I: Internship for 3 to 6 months with an advertising agency or a design firm
Money: Rs 6,000 to Rs 9,000
per month
Level II: A year later
Money: Rs 12,000 to 15,000
Level III: Senior graphic designer
Money: Rs 25,000 per month
Level IV: Creative head of an agency
Money: Rs 50,000 and above per month
Level V: Set up your own agency
Money: At least a lakh per month

Level I: Newcomer
Internship for six months to a year with an advertising firm while in an art college. You could start off as an assistant to a senior photographer.
No pay at all
Level II: A year later
Permanent assistant to a
Rs 10,000 a month
Level III: 2-3 years later
Strike out on your own after building contacts and handling small assignments
Rs 5,000 to 10,000 a day
Level IV: Another 2-3 years later
Once big ad agencies know you and you have worked on renowned brands
Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 a day
Level V: Another 2-3 years later
You can set up your studio with lighting equipment and
high-end cameras.
Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 a day

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