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What is Graphic Design Anyway?

This is the question that I often get after I tell someone what I do for a living. For my fellow graphic designers it may seem like a silly question and even self explanatory. We design graphics, of course. However, for the average person who don’t design for a living, it may not be so obvious and require elaboration.

Let’s take a look at a few definitions:

  • Dictionary.com: The art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience and to produce a specific effect.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary: The art or profession of using design elements (such as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect.
  • TheFreeDictionary.com: The practice or profession of designing print or electronic forms of visual...

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