The graphic design industry has expanded, and graphic design is an important part of any business. The increasing sophistication of websites and other web-based services is also increasing the need for graphic designers who can work with website development. The globalization of website development is seeing an increasing number of workers who are becoming self-employed and using the outsourcing movement as an opportunity.
Graphic design perspective
There are major changes taking place in the graphic design industry as traditional areas stagnate, and new areas expand rapidly. Computer-based graphic design is projected to require 60% more graphic designers in the next decade. This tremendous growth rate is driven by falling costs and an increased need for quality graphic work on websites as more companies are making a presence on the web. The figures for developing economies, such as China and India, are even more prolific, and, as many design and marketing companies are discovering, Western companies are seen as premium partners that many major foreign companies would like to use to provide a presence premium web.