What is Graphic Design and what are the career opportunities?
I want to major in Graphic Design, does graphic design include web design or is web developement deifferent from that? I want to go to college in Florida please help me.
Question answered by anti_dbz
Graphic design does most of the graphic aspects of commercial work. For example, a graphic designer will create a logo, do a lay out, design a box for a product, and so on. Some graphic designers know a little bit about web design (HTML, CSS and Flash) but they will not be able to create a really complex website.
What is your personal definition of graphic design?
Graphic design has plenty of divergent definitions out there; and I'd like to hear the personal opinions of what people think graphic design should be defined as. I'm welcoming answers from designers and non-designers alike.
Question answered by «imagi»
what is there to diverge on? "graphic design" is self explanatory
design suggests a higher level of understanding
graphic is a visual representation of an idea
What is the best graphic design software to use in learning graphic design?
I am interested in learning more about graphic design. What is the best design software to learn?
Question answered by dirk_diggler
All the Adobe software products........but Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are the two biggest ones you'll need to get familiar with. If you're planning on going to school for graphic design, you'll need to get that software anyway, and plus you'll have an edge over all the other students if you already know a little bit about the programs.
What is the difference between Graphic Design and Communications?
I've been checking out a Graphic Design undergraduate degree with a concentration of Advertising, and I was wondering, what's the difference between Graphic Design and Communications?
Question answered by Josh C
Usually, a graphic design degree is going to focus more on art and visual design, whereas with a communications degree you may just touch on visual design. I have a BA in art with concentrations in advertising and computer art, but minored in communications. I started out majoring in communications because I was interested in reporting and newspaper and publication layout. During school I took a job working in advertising and ended up deciding that I was really enjoying focusing on design. I ended up switching majors because I needed more focus on visual design. The communications program offered only a few classes on publication layout and one on basic graphic design, whereas the art program offered three or four levels of classes focusing on advertising design, illustration, photography, logo design, typography, printing, etc.
If you want to be a graphic designer, the design or art program is probably going to be more helpful. If you want to be more involved in public relations, account management, writing, or general publication layout with only light-duty graphics work, communications might be where you want to be.
What other graphic design tools does my boyfriend need?
My boyfriend is going to college for graphic design. I gave him a graphic design tablet for his birthday and he already has photoshop. I don't know a lot about graphic design. Are there any other graphic design tools will help him in college and also use in his future job?
Question answered by xnikkix
If he already has all the basic adobe suite programs for graphic design like, photoshop, illustrator, indesign, flash, and dreamweaver. he will not need any more programs for now. plus they are very expensive!
I would get him a really nice wireless mouse, or some big color full graphic design books. he can use them for design ideas (graphic designers need a source for ideas) or you could get him a subscription to one of these great magazines. http://www.youthedesigner.com/2008/09/08/10-amazing-graphic-design-magazines-part-1/
What is the best keyboard for graphic design?
What is the best keyboard for graphic design and serious typing? I have a mac and have been considering the apple wireless keyboard, but am wondering if the smaller size will be uncomfortable for serious typing.
Question answered by Shadow Knows
For graphic design, you need to use a graphic pad consistent in size with the type of graphics you design.
What is the difference between graphic design and desktop publishing?
I am interested in desiging layout for a magazine. Is that graphic design or desktop publishing?
Can you give me a brief description of what graphic design is vs. what desktop publishing is?
Thanks in advance!
Question answered by Secret Asian Man
The best way to answer your quest is that desktop publishing is a small aspect of the graphic design industry.
Desktop publishing is essentially dealing with the content aspect of the publishing industry. It is dealing with layouts, placement, content, imagery, and just about everything else that is required of putting together a published piece with the except of the written content and the actual printing aspect of it. It is the heart and soul of the publishing business.
To correct what the previous answerer stated, the current world of graphic design goes far beyond just logos. These days graphic designers are not only expected to design logos and stationery, but also know a significant amount of desktop publishing, typography, printing, and to a lesser extent photography, advertising, and web design. We are expected to know a little bit of everything when it comes to designing projects.
To answer your question, yes, what you are interested in is desktop publishing. However, there are very few jobs these days that are purely desktop publishing with the except of the newspaper industry. Anything that involves designing layouts these days are turned over to graphic designers, so if that's what you're interested it in then that should be what you should be pursuing.
Good luck to you in your future endeavors.
What is the best university/college for graphic design or visual communications in or near Ky?
I am wanting to study graphic design / visual communications but have no Idea which college/university to attend. I live in ky and so the college/university needs to be in or in a surrounding state.
Question answered by kantwinnadda
The Art Institute is a great school. I don't think there is one in KY. There is one in Cincinnati Ohio, and one in Indianapolis Indiana. My daughter is going to AI in the fall and with all of the research we have done it seems to be an amazing school for graphic design.
Great choice for a career and good luck!
With a degree in graphic design, can you work for a company to design fashion or accessories?
Would a graphic design degree be good enough to work as an electronic designer in the fashion or accessory (such as Claires) industry?
Question answered by bluekrush74
I was in the industry. I was working doing graphic design for a children's fashion company. They actually hire graphic designers but not to design.. they make graphics (art) that go on designs. They can also have them make patterns if they learn the program. Once you have been working there a while it isn't impossible to work your way into a design position instead of an art (graphic design) position. It would be easier to get a degree in fashion design though.
If you already have a graphics degree at least take a few fashion design classes on accessories specifically. The point of the design classes is to understand the process of how things are constructed. You need to know about the machines and materials you use. An examples is like when they make sweaters. You need to know how the machines knit or else you can make a design that looks nice but is impossible to make and you wouldn't know how to adjust it to be cost efficient. You would also learn fashion terms and the programs they use.
Then make a resume. one for design and one for art. If they hire you for art then it would be a lot easier to move into design with those classes behind you. If you get an art job first with your graphic design degree, you also might be able to find a company that will pay your fashion design classes.
What are all the elements of graphic design?
I am trainee level graphic designer. i want to know that what is graphic design? & what are all the elements of graphic design?. I am always strumbled with choosing correct font for right place & choosing colors, give me some suggestions or tips for overcome from my problem. generally how to design a ad?. please give the elabrate answer that will clarify my all doubts.
please help me.
my heartful thanks to those who all answer to my question.
Question answered by pouchee
My favorite subject! I'm a freelance Graphic Designer. This is a very complex question I will try to answer as well as I can.
First of all...Graphic design is not art. It's not self-serving as fine art is.
Graphic design is visually & effectively conveying a message to the general population (ads, business cards, letter heads, magazines, etc). It persuades and influences and informs the public.
There are several things that you to consider when designing: what does your client want to convey? Who is their target audience (teens, adults, children, etc.)? Then of course there are context, emotion, spirituality, etc.
There is so much to consider when you're designing! But that shouldn't scare you off. It's so much fun! Taking all of it into consideration is key. This helps when you're considering font, color, etc. For example: If you're designing an ad for a wedding planner--what is it that they want to get across? obviously romance, love and forever. So there are emotions of love, and how do you convey love? What colors would you use? White, red, pink. right? Then you have font...romance is not heavy, it's light and airy and falling in love is happy... you'd want to use a happy, elegant font.
That's just one example. You could do this with each client you have.
Consider their field. I have a client who is a coffee roaster...caffeine makes you hyper so I use a bold, "catch me" font in her ads. I also have a client who is a jewelry and accessories supplier. Her stuff is geared more toward women...so I use girly fonts.
Graphic design is a lot of asking questions! Feel free to email me with more specific questions!