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 Redelberger worked on air in radio broadcasting for two decades, while Hooper’s longtime experience in graphic design and photography was key to developing the show’s signature aesthetic, including its throwback 80s logo and accompanying visuals . Dave Brooks, Billboard, "'Adventures in Venueland' Podcast Examines Lockdown Life For Struggling Live Biz," 25 Jan. 2021 His bookshelves were full of Black history and economic empowerment, health and nutrition, graphic design and color palettes. Washington Post, "Baltimore’s 300th homicide hits home for state’s attorney spokeswoman," 3 Jan. 2021 His bookshelves were full of Black history and economic empowerment, health and nutrition, graphic design and color palettes. Tim Prudente,, "A spokeswoman for the state’s attorney expected questions about Baltimore’s 300th homicide; she didn’t expect it would be a man she’d loved," 28 Dec. 2020 All my experience is in communication design and graphic design. Olivia Harrison,, "How Tragos Became Our Favorite Tabletop Game, Both Online & IRL," 11 Dec. 2020 Officials are also planning an esports/computer room, which will include community computer access, esports classes, tot computer classes, middle/high school activities, graphic design and coding opportunities. Steve Schering,, "Proposed Oak Park recreation center passes halfway point in fundraising effort, parks officials say," 13 Nov. 2020 Williams returned to the U.S. in 2010 after spending a year abroad, putting his cycling ambitions on the back burner to study graphic design at Moorpark College near Los Angeles. New York Times, "This Los Angeles Team Wants to Diversify Cycling. They’re Starting With Its Podiums.," 1 Dec. 2020 Both men studied graphic design, with Bernadotte heading to the Rhode Island School of Design before attending Forsbergs Design School in Stockholm. Melissa Feldman, ELLE Decor, "A Swedish Prince Is Behind This New Brand of Scandinavian Home Goods," 12 Nov. 2020 Stallworth Schramm, 43, was doing graphic design on a freelance basis and working at various bistros, a catering company and tending bar. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, "Shawnteè Stallworth Schramm, Muse Cafe spur Westwood development," 8 Nov. 2020

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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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17 Feb 2021

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“Graphic design.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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