Layout Former

Prepare advertising layouts for reproduction.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Layout Formers do?

Prepares advertising layout for reproduction according to customer specifications, utilizing knowledge of display techniques: Cuts out and trims photograph, drawing, or color sketch in order to create balanced layout and focus consumer attention on advertisement, using cutting tools and stencils. Mounts layout units on backing material and draws lines to indicate position of units, using pen. Draws functional and decorative borders around layout, using marking and measuring instruments. Positions hand-lettered copy on layout. Writes reproduction instructions outside layout border.

Should I be a Layout Former?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Advertising Layout Worker, Form Worker, Job Forwarder, Sheet Layer

    How to become a Layout Former

    Most Layout Formers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9daaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2824%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,50
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