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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Other Words from graphic design

graphic designer noun

Examples of graphic design in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sanchez, 46, churns out paintings, poems, graphic designs, articles and more. Grant Segall, cleveland, "Will Sanchez runs a gallery where he once tried to rob a store: Cleveland City Champions," 6 Dec. 2019 Consider our work-from-home arrangements today: Employees can perform a wide range of jobs remotely, including accounting, computer programming, graphic design, engineering, database management, corporate communications, and market research. Omar Abbosh, Quartz at Work, "How 5G will reinvent “working from home”," 16 Sep. 2019 Roush and his wife moved to Connecticut only two weeks ago from North Carolina for his new post as the dean of Quinnipiac’s advertising, graphic design, public relations and journalism programs. Zach Murdock,, "17-year-old dog Sadie, lost for days at Sleeping Giant State Park, rescued safely for new Quinnipiac dean," 2 Aug. 2019 Camp participants this summer learned basic coding and graphic design, dropped by City Hall, took a bike maintenance class, visited the forensics lab at the Glendale Police Department — and capped it all off by putting on a performance. Glendale News-Press, "Camp Rosie teaches dating-violence prevention alongside arts and crafts," 30 July 2019 In the past decade, 71 North (a dance crew named after one of Cleveland’s most prominent highways) broke apart while members went on to find careers in theater, fitness, graphic design and more. Anne Nickoloff,, "20 years after ‘The Cleveland Shuffle,’ Big Mucci is still dancing," 1 July 2019 As business rolled in, the North Korean group searched for coders to handle app development, graphic design and other tasks. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Tech’s New Problem: North Korea," 14 Sep. 2018 Potential designs began in January 2018 when Modrich approached long-time graphic design collaborator, Andi Pihl. Lisa Cisneros,, "Art project at Franklin Park Community Center designed to be memorable," 14 Nov. 2019 Newton Democracy raised a total of $2,826 from 14 donors since July, spending $215 on graphic design work in August and $1,381.25 on brochures in October, according to those filings., "The endorsements, which roughly split the roster of candidates into two slates, reveal the divide in Newton politics over how to balance the city’s need for new housing against the impacts of large developments.," 29 Oct. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

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“Graphic design.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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