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 541430 Graphic Design Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning, designing, and managing the production of visual communication in order to convey specific messages or concepts, clarify complex information, or project visual identities. These services can include the design of printed materials, packaging, advertising, signage systems, and corporate identification (logos). This industry also includes commercial artists engaged exclusively in generating drawings and illustrations requiring technical accuracy or interpretative skills.


  • Establishments primarily engaged in creating and/or placing public display advertising material are classified in Industry 541850, Display Advertising; and
  • Independent artists primarily engaged in creating and selling visual artwork for noncommercial use and independent cartoonists are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.
    No change 1997 to 2002 2002 NAICS to 1987 SIC 1997Economic Census Bridge Between 1997 NAICS and SIC
    Corresponding Index Entries
    5414305414307336Art services, commercial
    5414305414307336Art services, graphic
    5414305414307336Art studios, commercial
    5414305414307336Artists, independent commercial
    5414305414307336Artists, independent graphic
    5414305414308099Artists, independent medical
    5414305414307336Commercial art services
    5414305414307336Commercial artists, independent
    5414305414307336Commercial illustration services
    5414305414307336Commercial illustrators, independent
    5414305414307336Communication design services, visual
    5414305414307336Corporate identification (i.e., logo) design services
    5414305414307336Graphic art and related design services
    5414305414307336Graphic artists, independent
    5414305414307336Graphic design services
    5414305414307336Illustrators, independent commercial
    5414305414308099Medical art services
    5414305414308099Medical artists, independent
    5414305414308099Medical illustration services
    5414305414308099Medical illustrators, independent
    5414305414307336Silk screen design services
    5414305414307336Studios, commercial art