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 His older daughter is a lawyer with a passion for fashion and his youngest daughter works part time for Black Heart doing marketing and graphic design. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Ramsey County judge builds monster of a side business," 31 Oct. 2019 The difference being that the name sounded like a Nursery participation award, and the logo was the greatest piece of corporate graphic design since Paul Rand's glory days., "5 of the Worst Named Competitions in Football of All Time," 25 Sep. 2019 And as a result of his training in psychology, graphic design, and the nitty gritty of web design, Benjamin was uniquely positioned to build this dream project. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "When the Web Was Weird," 31 Oct. 2019 The basement also will have four desks set aside for individuals who want to undertake some quick creative tasks such as lightweight computer works, graphics design, poetry creations, or writing. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Artists fashion spaces in downtown San Jose office building," 9 Sep. 2019 And for digital marketing on Facebook and Google, graphic design for collateral material, even wireframes for website building. Christina Stembel, Quartz at Work, "Creating Farmgirl Flowers taught me my high school education is more than enough," 29 Aug. 2019 As in previous years, students from the Laguna College of Art + Design have a section devoted to their work in drawing and painting, illustration, entertainment design, animation, game art, graphic design and digital media. Richard Chang, Daily Pilot, "Get yer fresh, hot art at the OC Fair," 18 July 2019 The program is open to remote workers and independent contractors who work in fields such as web design, graphic design, software engineering, computer programming, digital marketing and others. William Thornton |,, "Remote tech worker? You could make $10K relocating to the Shoals," 10 June 2019 The groom’s mother is a painter and was previously the president of LF Banks + Associates, a graphic design and web development company that was based in Philadelphia. New York Times, "Jayne Bernsten, Jarett Banks," 1 July 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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28 Nov 2019

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“Graphic design.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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