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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Pete used Fiverr, an online service that allows people to pay freelancers to do a variety of tasks, from graphic design to education. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Internet rallies around VoiceoverPete after he gets booted from Fiverr," 9 Nov. 2018 Family members also live on the other floors, and many are involved in the Commons in one way or another: Brett’s wife, Tamara McCarthy, is responsible for the graphic design, and their cousin, Jessica Corr, helped design the space. New York Times, "Meet Me at the Commons," 9 May 2018 Devens’ graphic design skills went into creating the poster for the exhibit. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit," 12 July 2018 Hobson told Bloomberg that much of his inspiration comes from Saul Bass, a graphic design pioneer who worked on title sequences, posters, and other iconic elements of motion pictures. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Man Behind the Oscar Nomination Sequences," 23 Feb. 2015 Apparent influences also include commercial graphic design, the flat and patterned color of Peruvian painter (and occasional muralist) Josué Sánchez Cerron and the aural syncopation of folk and popular music. Christopher Knight,, "'Made in L.A. 2018': Why the Hammer biennial is the right show for disturbing times," 5 June 2018 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

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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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