Graphic Designers have the skills to design and handle images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation.

Competitors taking part in this competition should be able to

• Create, analyse and develop a visual response to communication problems, including understanding hierarchy, typography, aesthetics and composition
• Create, manipulate and optimise images for both print and online publishing
• Analyse the target market and the product being delivered
• Create an idea that is appropriate to the target market
• Take into consideration the impact of each element that is added during the design process
• Use all the required elements to create the design
• Respect existing corporate identity guidelines and style guides
• Keep the original design concept and improve the visual appeal
• Adjust and manipulate images to suit the design and technical specifications
• Apply the correct colours to the file
• Use software applications comprehensively and appropriately

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Good IT skills

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Design skills

  • Innovative

  • Time management

  • Accuracy

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competences (these can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section below)
  • Competitors must be working towards or recently completed in the last 12 months a Level 3 qualification

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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