What do Graphic Communications graduates manage?
Graphic Communications graduates typically find jobs where they apply all of their skills (creative, technical, business and management, to name a few), rather than simply running a particular piece of equipment or software.
They manage the sale of jobs and projects as:
- Print Buyers
- Graphics Specifiers
- Print Sales
- Brokers, and
They manage the creation and processing of digital files as:
- Graphic Artists
- Desktop Publishers
- Prepress Specialists
- Web Developers
- Graphics Coordinators
- Preflight Managers, and
- Asset Management Coordinators.
They manage the production of projects as:
- Account Managers
- Customer Service Representatives
- Project Managers, and
- Customer Training Coordinators.
They manage workflow in departments like:
- Scheduling, Planning,
- Production Operations, and
- Quality Control.
They manage people as Department Supervisors. They manage materials and products in:
- Material Handling, and
- Inventory Management.
They manage equipment and supplies in areas like:
- Purchasing, and
- Supply Chain Management.
They manage Sales and Technical Support for a variety of manufacturers, vendors and suppliers.
Graduates of the UW-Stout Graphic Communications program are prepared to work in a field with incredible variety and pursue the roles that they find to be challenging and rewarding.
Stout Graduates at Work
- Project Manager » Ambassador Press
- Graphics Coordinator » American Packaging Corporation
- Account Manager » American Printing Company
- Print Production Specialist » Arandell Corporation
- Graphics Coordinator » Belmark, Inc.
- Retail Account Manager » Cadence Packaging Group
- Customer Service Representative » Color Ink
- Leadership Development Associate » Consolidated Graphics
- Corporate Sales Representative » Econoprint, Inc.
- Graphics Coordinator » Graphic Management Specialty Product
- Project Management Support » Imagine Print Solutions
- Customer Service Representative » Independent Printing Company, Inc.
- Electronic Prepress Technician » Inland Label & Marketing Services, LLC
- Director of Communication » Integrity Mutual Insurance Co
- Client Service Representative » IWCO Direct
- Customer Service Representative » Japs-Olson Company
- Graphic Designer/Page Designer » Journal Community Publishing Group
- Sales Representative » JP Graphics Inc.
- Inside Sales Representative » Laird Plastics
- Assistant Production Manager » Lange Printing Co.
- Project Manager » Letterhead Press
- Customer Services Representative » Loffler Companies Inc.
- Leadership Development Associate » Maximum Graphics
- Electronic Prepress Operator » Menasha Packaging
- Senior Quality Specialist » Nosco, Inc.
- Mac Operator » OEC Graphics, Inc.
- Assistant Project Manager » Periscope
- Lead Graphic Designer » Postnet
- Project Coordinator » Prestone Printing
- Account Manager » Priority Envelope, Inc.
- Corporate Trainee » Quad/Graphics
- Estimator » Quad/Graphics
- Prepress/Graphic Management Coordinator » Schwaab, Inc.
- Manager in Training » Silgan Containers
- Customer Services Representative » Spectrum Printing, LLC
- Process Improvement » Taylor Corporation
- Project Coordinator » Tempt In-Store Productions
- Production Planner » Tru Art
- Printing Specialist » US Government Printing Office
- Web Developer » Voila! Media Group
- Graphics Manager » Wetzel Brothers, Inc.
- Process Control Analyst » Worzalla Publishing
The employment rate for graduates of the Graphic Communications program has been strong over the past 27 years. In 2015–16, the employment rate was 97 percent employed or seeking further education. The average starting salary was $37,000.