The term: graphic design means “visual communications” and it is “the art and profession of selecting and arranging visual elements to convey a message.”(Encyclopedia Britannica 2013, p. 1). Visual communication is virtually used every day in today’s society and is important to have in life. Graphic design is used in media, the business and advertisement industry, and in simple things in life that are not easily noticed.
What is a graphic Designer? What do they do? What makes them important? A graphic designer designs items such as; logos, billboards, pamphlets, and other promotional print and digital art work. Graphic Designers can work in just about any field or place of business due to the high demand for promotional items. A graphic designer can work for a company, freelance or both. The job requires talking with clients, computer software, and getting quality products in a timely fashion. The United States Department of labor describes a graphic designer as, “Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.