Learn about the types of people who become graphic designers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Employment Type Mix, 2022

58% of graphic designers work in full-time roles while 42% work part-time.

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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a graphic designer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming graphic designers at a ratio of 1.20 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2022

63% of graphic designers are female and 37% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2022

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a graphic designer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a graphic designer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a graphic designer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of graphic designers are White, making up 53% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and East Asian, making up 11% and 9% respectively.