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 Ghost Train was enthusiastic about the prospect and had capabilities to execute it, including in-house graphic design and promotion, Blackinton said. al, "Mobile’s Riverview Plaza hotel to debut its own beer," 7 Feb. 2020 Bayer began doing graphic design and advertising for outside companies to try to make the workshop self-supporting. Wendy Moonan, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Pioneering Work of Graphic Artist Herbert Bayer," 4 Feb. 2020 Langford is a graphic designer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and despite being aware of the challenges that come with not live in a city like NYC or LA as a creative, Langford used her keen eye for graphic design to create a fashion label. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Janell Langford Is Using Her Graphic Design Background For Fashion," 17 Jan. 2020 The organization is also looking for skills that help keep things running smoothly and effectively, including graphic design, communications, photography, writing and event planning. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Master Gardeners program a fertile opportunity to learn — and help," 12 Aug. 2019 Ellen Lupton, the museum’s senior curator of contemporary design and a specialist in graphic design, was inspired by a trove of some 500 pieces of Bayer material that the museum acquired in 2015. Wendy Moonan, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Pioneering Work of Graphic Artist Herbert Bayer," 4 Feb. 2020 Included in this exhibition are some iconic pieces of 20th-century graphic design. Lance Esplund, WSJ, "‘Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master’ Review: Graphic Design, Poetic and Striking," 18 Jan. 2020 Goggin came to Herron, which is part of IUPUI, after serving as director and professor of graphic design at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Herron School Dean Nan Goggin announces resignation after 18 months in the position," 20 Dec. 2019 Travelers might also like Pendleton’s Meridian Crossing reversible blanket, with a contemporary, crossed-lines graphic design inspired by navigational markings. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Blankets to put you in the comfy zone," 24 Dec. 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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21 Feb 2020

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“Graphic design.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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