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Created By: Michelle M. AirdoGraphic Design StudentGraphic DesignAssociates Degree in Graphic DesignBachelors Degree in Visual Communications

Where Creativity Starts & Comes to Life

What is Graphic Design??Graphic Design is a creative process involving a client & a designer. The designer usually completes a form of procedures using printers, programmers, and sign makers trying to convey a specific message to a targeted audience.

Graphic Design is also referred to as Visual Communications.

Visual Communications is using symbols, images and creative words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

It was created by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922The Anatomy of Graphic DesignGraphic Designers use many techniques to produce the final result:

TypographyVisual ArtsPage LayoutInterface DesignPrintmakingChromatics

Computers & the Creative ProcessGraphic Designers often use multiple computer software to create designs, such as:

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe Dream WeaverAdobe In-Design

Designers also create hand-rendered comps and thumbnail sketches during the preliminary phase as part of the creative thinking process.

Different Graphic Design OccupationsGraphic Design career paths cover all ends of the creative spectrum The main responsibility of a graphic designer is the arrangement of visual elements in some type of media.

Main Job Titles are:Graphic DesignerArt DirectorCreative DirectorEntry Level Production ArtistDTP AssociateGraphic Artist

Visual Communications is my major and the way I determine what it means to me, is its the creative speckle to ones eye. Visual Communications/Graphic Design requires judgment, creativity, critical & observational thinking.

All About Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, type design & modifying type glyphs.

Type glyphs are created & modified using a variety of illustration techniques.

The arrangement of type involves a selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading & adjusting space between letters.

Typography is performed by typesetters, compositions, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffiti artists & clerical workers.

Digitalization, also known as the Digital Age opened up typography to new generations of visual designers & layout users.

There are over 10,000 different typefaces used in creating typography.

Some well known typefaces are: Helvetica, Garamond, Baskerville & many, many more.And Here Are Some Well Known Type DesignersNicholas Jenson- (1420-1480)- The First Old Style Faces

William Caxton- (1421-1490)- The First English Language Book

Aldus Manutius- (1450-1550)- The First Book Publisher

Claude Garamond- (1490-1567)- The First Type Foundry

William Caslon- (1692-1766)- The First British Newspaper Standard

John Baskerville- (1706-1775)- The First Book Faces & Hot Pressed Paper

Paul Simon Fournier- (1712-1768)- The First to Develop the Point Measurement System

Francois Didot- (1730-1804)- The First Didot Point System of Measuring Type

Giambatista Bodoni- (1740-1813)- The Father of the Modern Type StyleIn Graphic Design, We Learn to Speak With Typography

Michelles Page: Its My WorldMy name is Michelle AirdoI am an artist and graphic designer living in the suburbs outside of Chicago. My Goal is to be a future Graphic Designer when I graduate from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. My Major is: BFA in Graphic Design. The two biggest people who inspire me are my mom & Milton Glaser, a famous graphic designer. Art, Graphic Design, Photography & Music are my passions. I love to be creative. Thats why I absolutely love art because youre always creating something different. I owe a huge thanks to my mom for inspiring me to have an artistic ability and a knowledge for creativity.

I Graphic Design Michelles Designs

CD Album Cover-2010

Graphic DesignRocks!!

14Graphic Design is Everywhere!!!

PostersBillboardsMenus, Business Cards & BrochuresMagazines, DVDs & CDsAdvertisements

It is the 21st Century and Design will continue to growTheres always a need for it

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