Display Designer

Design displays for celebrations, fairs, and special occasions.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$26,000 – $84,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Display Designers do?

Designs displays, using paper, cloth, plastic, and other material to decorate streets, fairgrounds, buildings, and other places for celebrations, fairs, and special occasions: Confers with client regarding budget, theme, materials, colors, emblem styles, and related factors. Plans display and sketches rough design for client’s approval. Selects stock decorations or directs construction according to design concepts. May construct decorations. May direct and supervise workers who put up decorations. May design, draw, paint, or sketch backgrounds and fixtures made of wood, cardboard, paper, plaster, canvas, or other material for use in windows or interior displays and be designated Display Artist. May specialize in designing outdoor displays and be designated Display Designer, Outside.


Should I be a Display Designer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Display and Banner Designer, Display Designer, Outside, Window Display Designer

    How to become a Display Designer

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