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Welcome to Opportunities in Graphics

In Southern California and beyond, graphic designers are finding opportunities in a wide range of industries, from media and entertainment, to marketing and manufacturing. It’s a future-proof field with application in virtually every sector, and Saddleback grads will be in prime position to meet evolving workforce demand. 

Graduates of the Saddleback Graphics programs go on to confident careers in business, publishing, advertising, web development, and more! 

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Potential Salaries

$36,870 - $156,450

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Graphic Designer

Multimedia Artist / Animator 

Creative Director 

Prepress Technician 

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Hiring Companies

Monster Energy

Gorilla Design Lab 

Blizzard Entertainment 

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Creative professionals are earning more in Orange County. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Graphic Designer - $56,810

Desktop Publisher - $54,830

Web Developer - $78,040

Multimedia Artist / Animator - $84,740

Prepress Technician / Worker - $42,230

Press Operator - $36,870

Creative Director - $118,660

Advertising / Promotions Manager (w/ further education) - $121,800

Marketing Manager (w/ further education) - $156,450

Saddleback College offers two associate degrees and two career certificate in Graphic Design and Communications.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Graphics page.

  • Graphic Design (Associate in Science)
  • Graphic Design (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Graphic Communications (Associate in Science)
  • Graphic Communications (Certificate of Achievement)

Gensler * National Football League * NBC Universal * Live Nation * L’Oreal * Disney * Signfastic * Warner Brothers * University of California, Irvine * Menasha Packaging * Arlon Graphics * Gorilla Design Lab * Blizzard Entertainment * Kareo * Monster Energy * And Many More! *

The Graphics Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Karen Taylor, Department Chair - (949) 582-4696

Christopher Claflin, Instructor - (949) 582-4626

Willie Baldwin, Lab Technician - (949) 582-4697

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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