#BeAnAwesome: Graphic Designer

Dr Debbie Gan, Deputy Head of the School of Design at KBU International College talks to coursesmalaysia.com about positively impacting society through effective designing.
Dr Debbie Gan
Deputy Head, School of Design at KBU International College

What will I do?

  • Understand the brief and requirements from clients
  • Research and brainstorm ideas
  • Develop concepts
  • Design and create
  • Provide creative design solutions for clients.

Is it for me?

  • Are you willing to spend much time
  • and effort in your work?
  • Are you passionate about problem
  • solving through design?

Qualifications required: you need a minimum of diploma in graphic design or interactive design or a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

What is the most enjoyable part of the job?

You seek to cast a positive difference in society through design.

Who will employ me?

  • Design consultancies
  • Advertising agencies
  • Television graphics companies
  • Publishing and multimedia companies
  • Motion graphics companies
  • Post-production firms
  • Branding and identity agencies
  • Illustration companies
  • Packaging design consultancies
  • In-house graphic departments.

How much will I earn?

Roughly RM1,800 to RM4,000 per month for fresh graduates in Malaysia.


  • Art direction
  • Television graphics
  • Visual merchandising
  • Publication
  • Illustration
  • Motion-graphics
  • Post-production
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Digital advertising.

Postgraduate degrees can be pursued outside of Malaysia. You can always opt for a Master of Arts in Graphic Design or a PhD in Graphic Design.