What is graphic design? from AIGA Career Guide
Graphic design is a part of your daily life. From things like gum wrappers to huge things like billboards and the T-shirt you’re wearing. Graphic design informs, persuades, organizes, stimulates, locates, identifies, attracts attention and provides pleasure to common objects and everyday images.
Graphic design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience. The main tools are image and typography.
I teach the Art and Science of Visual literacy, which is defined as the ability to create, comprehend, and communicate effectively, using visual language.
Helpful Resources &
Graphic Design Links
lynda.com (some free tutorials)
www.psdtuts.com (Adobe Photoshop)
AWSOME Photoshop INTRODUCTION to the workspace download PDF