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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The School of Communications includes graduate and undergraduate programs in advertising, media studies, film and television, graphic design, journalism and public relations. Zach Murdock,, "Chris Roush, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina, to lead Quinnipiac University School of Communications," 4 June 2019 There are dozens of fields of study in fields including: graphic design, bridal consulting, cosmetology, surgical technology, personal training, massage therapy, dental hygiene, video game design and much more. Teen Vogue, "What To Do After High School: 9 Things To Do Besides College," 4 Apr. 2019 While Nicole McLaughlin’s 9-to-5 job is creating graphic design for Reebok’s classics apparel, her Instagram spotlights her side gig: Making highly entertaining footwear out of scraps. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Viral DIY Shoe Designer Could Shape the Future of Sustainability," 27 Nov. 2018 Photo: Michael Satchwell Their offers were conditional on background checks and drug tests, said Mr. Bruce, who has since left the job to pursue a degree in graphic design. Chip Cutter, WSJ, "Yes, You’re Hired. No, We Don’t Need to Meet You First.," 15 Nov. 2018 If traveling is a priority, look for jobs that can be done remotely, such as freelance graphic design or writing. Claire Tsosie, The Seattle Times, "How to see the world in your 20s without racking up debt," 9 Oct. 2018 Among the hopeful signs is Penji, which offers unlimited graphic design at a flat monthly rate. Erin Arvedlund,, "Millennial hiring bumps up Camden jobs after years of huge tax breaks. Will it endure?," 3 May 2018 The gig emporium has traditionally facilitated extremely utilitarian, identifiable demands — like, say, graphic design or audio transcription. Luke.winkie, Vox, "Inside Venezuela’s YouTube prank economy," 12 Dec. 2018 Currently a graphic design student in Tel Aviv, Ayalla has been interested in fashion since a young age, and cites longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley as an inspiration. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Israeli-Ethiopian Instagram Heartthrob Andebet Ayalla Is Breaking Local Modeling Boundaries," 5 Sep. 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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