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
graphic designer noun

Examples of graphic design in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now in their 24th year, the awards recognize innovation in areas ranging from landscaping to graphic design. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 The studio quickly gained recognition for its innovation, receiving a retrospective at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1970—which was, per Push Pin’s website, the first time graphic design was displayed at the museum. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 Users pursuing music, video editing, or graphic design professions will appreciate the device’s capabilities to handle resource-intensive software seamlessly. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 9 Aug. 2023 Ricky Williams took up watercolor since his retirement from working in graphic design and advertising. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 Nichols used her background in graphic design to create the labels affixed to each container. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 1 Aug. 2023 Named the Cheval de Fête, the deck’s design centers on an abstract drawing of a horse’s head, which reflects the vibrant colors, geometric shapes and clean lines Warsaw artists used to illustrate films, plays, concerts and art exhibitions during a defining era for graphic design. Ellie Pithers Wei Tchou Alice Newell-Hanson Caitie Kelly Betsy Horan Jinnie Lee Megan O’Sullivan, New York Times, 24 July 2023 Try a statement print with a graphic design, or opt for a minimalist pattern, like delicate florals, for a subtle update. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 July 2023 The creativity that sparked his passion for graphic design is still there. Michael James Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of graphic design was in 1935

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“Graphic design.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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