Differences between web design and graphic design

Web design is pretty much what it sounds like- it's designing for the internet, whether it's

creating websites or working in programs like Flash. Also, you do have to be some what

creative when designing websites, but I know some web design majors who prefer the coding

part rather than the design part.

Graphic design is designing mostly for print, with some designing for the web (ex: banner

ads). In graphic design you can do numerous things like working on layouts for magazines,

creating logos or designing packaging for consumer goods.

As far as income goes, it all depends on where you live, how much experience you have and

what your job title is. A junior designer obviously won't be making as much as a senior

designer or an art director. You'll just have to do some of your own research to figure out

how much a graphic designer makes versus a web designer.