Mark-Up Designer

Lay out and cut stencils and trace designs on glassware for etching.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mark-Up Designers do?

Lays out and cuts stencils and traces designs on glassware for etching or grinding: Sketches design on cardboard with drafting instruments, following blueprints. Cuts out designs along lines, using razor blade or knife. Positions stencil on glass and brushes stenciling ink over stencil to transfer design onto glass or positions glass over stencil and traces design on glass with china-marking pencil or brush pen. Draws freehand design on glass when limited number of one design is to be etched or ground. May immerse glassware in acid bath before tracing design.


Should I be a Mark-Up Designer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Mark-Up Designer

    Mark-Up Designers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Mark-Up Designer-related education!
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