Graphic design is the practice of visual communication. Designs typically involve typography, visual arts, layout and composition. The following are common types of graphic design.
Corporate DesignDesigning the visual identity of organizations and brands such as logos.
PublishingThe cover and layout of magazines, books and other publications.
Environmental DesignVisual elements used in environments such as architecture and transportation. For example, graphics used to communicate safety information in a high speed train.
AdvertisingGraphics and compositions for advertising such as the ads in a magazine.
Product DesignVisual elements of products such as stickers on a toy or packaging for a mobile device.
Web DesignGraphic design is one element of web design. Web designers typically build on graphic elements such as images and layouts to create interfaces.
InterfacesThe look and feel of interfaces beyond web such as mobile apps, machines, vehicles or appliances.
Production DesignVisual elements used in stages and sets for performing arts, film, concerts and other entertainment or artist productions.
Video Game ArtDeveloping visual elements for games.
SignageCommercial and public signs such as billboards, murals, street signs and store signs.
Communication DesignA mixed discipline that includes graphic design, writing, animation and information architecture. Includes anything meant to communication information such as an instructional video, presentation or brochure.
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