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Multimedia Designers plan, design and develop the production of digitally delivered information, promotional content, instructional material and entertainment through online and recorded digital media using static and animated information, text, pictures, video and sound to produce information and entertainment tailored to an intended audience and purpose.


  • determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • undertakes research and analyses functional communication requirements
  • formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated
  • prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts
  • negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff
  • selects, specifies or recommends functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display
  • details and documents the selected design for production
  • supervises or carries out production in the chosen media
  • may archive information for future client use.

To become a Multimedia Designer

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in communication and media studies, graphic arts and design or another related field to work as a Multimedia Designer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

    Take a Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies

  • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at

    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Animation

  • Communication Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Aftereffects

  • MAYA

  • Multimedia

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