Graphic design student Stephanie Sager is concerned that the “honeymoon” of her graphic design degree will be over in her next job.
Stephanie Sanger graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design in 2011 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Graphic Communication and Visual Arts.
Stephanie says she’s already noticed the difference in her job prospects when compared to her previous professional experience.
“I’m more comfortable with my work as a designer, and I’m also more confident about my work,” Stephanie says.
“It’s been a lot easier for me to start taking more responsibility and actually having a positive impact on people’s lives.”
Stephanie says that being an artist, graphic designer, or even just having an interest in design is more than just a hobby, and that she enjoys helping people with their designs.
Stephanie’s graphic design degrees include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Design from the U of S, and a Bachelor in Design in Graphic Arts from the Canadian Institute of Arts and Design.
She plans to graduate in the spring of 2021 and pursue a career in graphic design.
“The major part of the career I’ve been interested in is making money and selling my work, so I’m looking to move away from that to make some extra money,” Stephanie explains.
She says the main concern she has is that the career she’s pursuing may not be as lucrative as her previous work.
I want to be making a little more money to help my parents out, but I also want to have some fun,” Stephanie said. “
My biggest fear right now is that I’m not making enough money.
I want to be making a little more money to help my parents out, but I also want to have some fun,” Stephanie said.
“That’s probably the biggest fear, that I don’t have enough money to pay the rent.”
With the financial crisis in Canada, Stephanie’s family has decided to take her into their own personal financial security.
“We’re just really thankful that we’re able to support our family and make sure we’re doing everything we can to help our son make it to college and get his degree,” Stephanie’s mother, Jennifer, says.
For Stephanie, this decision is about making sure that her children are getting a quality education.
“Even if it’s just for one semester, or one semester and a half, that it’s going to be the best education that we can,” she says.
The family is also looking forward to Stephanie’s future career aspirations, including a career with a design company.
“Being a graphic designer really does give you a lot of knowledge, but it also gives you a huge amount of responsibility,” Jennifer Sager says.
She believes Stephanie is taking the right steps in her career, and hopes that she’ll have a successful career in the future.