The applications of visual communication are diverse. The career opportunities are correspondingly diverse. These are subject to constant change with the emergence of ever new media and the accompanying social changes. Employment is available in advertising, publishing houses, broadcasters, communications departments, agencies and studios. These have often specialized: For example, in corporate design, editorial design, type design, illustration, web design or app development.
Visual communication designers work for national and international companies. Their communication tasks can be global and cross linguistic and cultural boundaries. Openness, general education and language skills are therefore among the prerequisites for succeeding in this profession. Communication designers are partners with their clients. They can communicate with them at eye level. They represent their design with arguments and are able to learn and criticize. Their work has many points of contact, which they must use productively. They are networked in a team with service providers and other designers in their discipline, but also work closely with members of neighboring creative professions.