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Whether you’ve been a designer for ten minutes or ten years, this article could help you find your place in the industry. A Word About SemanticsThe following descriptions represent, at best, industry norms largely based on my own experience. The truth is, there are no real restrictions or guidelines in place for labeling a design job and frankly, employers often get it very wrong. I’ve seen “front end” design jobs with years of hardcore coding knowledge requirements, “senior” design jobs that are in reality quite low level, and companies calling for expertise in UX without even knowing what it is. The simple truth is, you can’t always judge a job by its title but will have to look at its requisites and expected daily activities to be sure. LevelsBefore we get into specific areas of the industry, you should familiarize yourself with some of the basic levels that you can expect to be placed at in any given specialty. Whether you’re in package design or UI, you’ll find that there’s a hierarchy to climb your way up if you want to reach the top and make the big bucks. Mac Operator/Entry Level DesignerMac Operator sometimes written “MAC Operator” is a term that you almost never hear in web design but appears frequently in the print industry. Other terms like “Mac specialist,” “artworker,” “entry level designer,” or even simply “graphic designer” are often equivalent. Though the use of the term varies considerably, most often you’ll find that a Mac Operator is someone who, quite frankly, can use a Mac for what is was once widely known for: desktop publishing. Mac Operators can, at the very least, use page layout software Quark, InDesign, etc.