A graphic artist or graphic designer was previously called a typesetter/paste-up artist. That was before it was all computerized (and I weighed 103 lbs.). That was a long time ago.
I have always loved my profession. I make a piece of paper with a bunch of information that you wouldn’t want to read into a colorful, interesting brochure or flyer. You can find out all about something that is needed and necessary so it is worth your time to read about and, hopefully, you want badly enough to spend your hard earned money to have.
Every page of a website is now an extension of that piece of paper. Also, you have to have a business card to let people know your web address, phone number, email, etc. Businesses need invoices to charge you for what you’ve purchased. All of these things are created by a graphic artist.
That is my job.
I have had jobs where I was required to train other artists. That was fun and rewarding. I usually learned something from people I was training, too. As I have always said, “If you don’t learn something new everyday, you’re just not paying attention!”