graphic design


Definition of graphic design

: the art or profession of using design elements (such as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect also : a product of this art

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graphic designer noun

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Zewde said the project team researched Afrofuturism — a movement featuring futuristic or science-fiction themes that incorporate elements of black history and culture — along with contemporary black architecture, landscape and graphic design. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "‘Parallel universe’: Residents and artists imagine Africatown in Seattle’s Central District," 23 July 2018 The fields of graphic design and semiotics are inextricably linked. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "St. Beto and the August altar call," 30 Aug. 2018 Bear has been working for himself as a professional musician for nearly a decade, having studied graphic design in school; freelancers and office workers alike will chuckle at his compact desk space and exercise ball turned chair. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Watch Toro y Moi Embrace Normcore Style (Including Tevas!) in His New Music Video," 23 Oct. 2018 In fact, from London to Los Angeles, museums in and outside of the United States are brimming with excellent exhibitions on ceramics, graphic design, and everything in between (read: video games). Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "12 of the Best Design Exhibitions to See This Fall," 18 Sep. 2018 His graphic design for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics identity is widely considered a pinnacle of environmental and branding design, and his pictographs, a universal, visual language, set the standard for signage at international events. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "Behind the scenes with influential graphic artists from 50 years ago," 30 May 2018 Rory, who owns a graphic design company, is wicked artsy, and so is Vienna. Billy Baker,, "How do two guys repair a friendship? Ping-Pong in Vienna," 14 Mar. 2018 Pete used Fiverr, an online service that allows people to pay freelancers to do a variety of tasks, from graphic design to education. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Internet rallies around VoiceoverPete after he gets booted from Fiverr," 9 Nov. 2018 Family members also live on the other floors, and many are involved in the Commons in one way or another: Brett’s wife, Tamara McCarthy, is responsible for the graphic design, and their cousin, Jessica Corr, helped design the space. New York Times, "Meet Me at the Commons," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of graphic design

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphic design was in 1935

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