Graphic Design By: TK Fowler April 15, 2008 CSC 201 Dr. Meeker
What Is Graphic Design? • It is the process of communicating visually using texts and images. • It uses artistry such as typography, visual arts, and page layouts to communicate, educate, or entertain.
The History of Graphic Design • Graphic designs can be traced back into 14,000 BC, when paintings and the development of written communication were expressed. • In 800 AD, the Book of Kells, is considered one of the earliest forms of graphic design. It was a decorated, hand-written version of the Gospels of the Christian Bible. • William Morris’, Kelmscott Press is considered a pioneer of the 19th century into the use of graphic design in story books and other publications. • As the 20th and the 21st centuries approached, graphic designs would be incorporated into advertising, architecture and art in itself.
Administration Advertising Education Entertainment Journalism Web Graphic Design Uses
Graphic Design Toolbox • Free hand • Used for sketching and pre-digital design. • Pencils • Markers • Computers • Used for the final product. • Design Software • Maya • Photoshop • Dreamweaver • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc. • Creativity • The mind is one of the biggest tools, because it expresses the ideas of the artists and their imagination.
Creative Director In charge of designs for advertising for businesses or products. Art Director In charge of the artists and getting work completed in time. Art Production Manager Oversees the the production aspect and its cost efficiency. Brand Identity designer Logo designer Illustrator Visual Image Developer Multimedia Developer Web Designer These are many of the jobs available for graphic designers, but are not limited to just these. Graphic Design Careers
Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_design • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_design_occupations