#BeAnAwesome: Public Relations (PR) Agency

Mohd Hellis Bin Mohd Som from IUKL gives readers a glimpse of life in a PR agency to help you determine if you are fit for this field.
Mohd Hellis Bin Mohd Som
Lecturer at Faculty of Arts, Communication & Education in IUKL

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 a 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 graphics departments.

How much will I earn?

Roughly RM2,000 to RM3,500 per month for fresh graduates in Malaysia.

Specialisations

  • 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 spot for a Master of Arts in Graphic Design or a PhD in Graphic Design.