Graphic / Titles Designer

What do Graphic / Titles Designers do?

Title Designers design the opening titles, captions and credits for film and TV productions. They may spend a great deal of time researching or creating specific fonts which accurately reflect the film's genre or period. They also contribute to creative decisions such as the choice of color, and whether to include animation or special effects. They may be freelance and pitch for work using their show reels, or they may be employed by digital, special effects and design companies. Title Designers are often required to work long hours with strict deadlines.

They usually start work near the end of the editing process, when they meet with the director and editor to discuss the themes and ideas in the film that will influence the creation of the opening titles, graphic captions within the film, the end cards and end roller. They will then produce a range of ideas according to the brief. They may include the use of specially designed fonts, animated segments or live-action sequences. If they work for a company they will usually draw on the expertise of their colleagues. For example if animated sequences are required they will usually work with digital compositors. They will continue to work up and refine their ideas until they are approved and the digital artwork files can be composited with the film background.

The majority of Title Designers come from a graphic design background. Some start out in advertising agencies or design consultancies while others may begin as juniors in digital special effects houses and gain immediate experience of working on films. A strong portfolio of work is a prerequisite to gaining entry into film and television design even at a junior level. Titles Designers must have a good knowledge of graphics and typography plus a good working understanding of computer and graphics software packages. Knowledge of animation techniques, film cameras and digital editing, is also required.

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