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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Her parents were artists and three of her siblings went on to careers in graphic design, architectural drafting and craftsmanship. Pam Kragen,, "'Stellaluna' author and artist celebrates 25th anniversary with exhibit," 1 July 2018 Hoot is professor of graphic design at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Learn the benefits of solar power in University Hts.; a talk on opioids in Cleveland Hts.; more: Press Run," 2 Mar. 2018 Sweden's shirt oozes style with rich detailing within the fabric and features a graphic design with light and dark shades of navy blue, alongside yellow collar trimmings., "PHOTOS: adidas Launch Tasty New Away Kits for Multiple Nations at This Summer's World Cup," 20 Mar. 2018 Up first is a collection of murals in the library’s basement, where teenagers are working on graphic designs that will be printed on vinyl and applied to metal utility garage doors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Making art accessible to Milwaukee’s kids," 18 June 2018 These juxtapositions within the widescreen format resulted in dynamic pieces of graphic design and a verisimilitude the likes of which had not been seen in a musical before. Jared Cowan, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every L.A. Filming Location From Grease, 40 Years Later," 15 June 2018 For each best picture nominee, Hobson created a related sequence, adding a touch of fantastic graphic design to the industry awards show, as seen below. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Man Behind the Oscar Nomination Sequences," 23 Feb. 2015 Below, find some of his work; for more of his street art and graphic design, visit Jamie Ramsay, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Food & Drink The art of the taco," 2 July 2018 Kurkulis began experimenting with graffiti in high school before beginning his career in digital graphic design. Morgan Smith,, "Tag, you're it: Native 312 Events hosts a graffiti workshop," 21 June 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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