The Process of Graphic Design
- First step is information gathering. Before starting anything, you need to know exactly what your client wants and needs.
- Second step is to conduct research. We have to determine our problems and goals.
- In third step, we need to build strategy by brainstorming the problems and goals.
- The fourth step is prototype. It means in this step we need to make the model of design.
- The last step is the completion. In this step we wait for the feedback of audience and improve what is necessary.
Do you have any idea what graphic designing is all about? Maybe you know that it is drawing or stuff like that. Here you’re wrong!! It is more than drawing. Let’s start from scratch!! A Design is an arrangement of elements in such a way that serves a function and holds a specific form/shape. A Graphic Design also known as communication design. It is the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, especially to produce a specific effect and it is also a problem solving activity through the use of typography, photography, iconography and illustration. Graphic design is used to produce billboards, brochures, logos, magazines, newspapers, packaging and websites.
Go!! Run grab your pen and paper ready!! We are here to provide you the depth of the history of graphic designing. However, Graphic design work is far and wide you look. It’s on the packaging that you see in grocery stores and other retailing spaces, clothing materials, business cards, book covers, television, billboards and street signs. It’s an ever-present part of our environment that catches people’s attention through their beautiful sight, even though the history of graphic design is thousands of years old. It begin with our early ancestors who draw realistic pictures on cave walls and rocks, now the modern development and techniques has morphed into computer technology which is the digital dynasty that it is today. I’ll run down the events of early history that paved the way for graphic design centuries before the world was ready for it:
Cave Painting (38000 BCE)
Sumerian written language(3000-3300)
Advancements in Chinese printing (200 CE – 1040 CE)
Medieval calligraphy (700s)
European heraldry (1100)
Storefront signage (1389)
The Birth of Graphic Design
The Birth of Graphic Design (Renaissance and Industrial Era):
The term Graphic Design came into existence by William Addison Dwiggins which is coined in 1922 in the book named as “New King of Printing Calls for New Design”. Further, he describes in his book that how he can process a combination of typesetting, illustration and design in his book. Here are, some new expression, movement and abstract representation of graphic design as invented in 19th century:
Wiener Werkstätte (1903)
Staatliche Bauhaus founded (1919)
Paul Rand Corporate Logos (1947)
Present Situation of Graphic Design
While the 19th century was more about technological advancements and new capabilities, the modern era was about learning how to exploit these advancements for more artistic aims. As the world is reaching to its great heights and achieving success, graphic designing is playing the most vital role in this. Today, graphic designers have digital tools to work with, though some prefer to work with more traditional tools while creating a visual identity for a business or product. At present, the industry is teeming with designers from all expertise levels and backgrounds. Through which they are in great demand, and the internet has opened up a whole new line of opportunities and to reach their goals and aims. Web design is a form of graphic design, and this is a skill which is as important as the internet itself. Businesses rely on designers to create their brand image, logos, packages and labels therefore they are willing to pay a bulky sum to get the right look and feel for their website and for their products too. This translates to visual artists earning substantially more than they have in the past, and makes a bright future for anyone interested in this field. The significance of graphic designing is found in the form of:
Software used in Graphic Designing
The real task of the graphic and web designers to make the dream turn into reality by making that logos, websites, billboards and brochures so appealing that it will catch an eye. It is only possible with the best graphic design software. The software are enlisted below
As we already discussed above about what is graphic design? What is its history? What is its importance? Which software is used? How graphic designers are leading in this world through their gorgeous design?
Graphic Design for the market place is an every growing and broadening field. As the World of Graphic Design, Everyone knows the feeling of walking around and seeing something on the floor that catches their eye, usually it is nothing but trash with creative designs and coloring, but why are people so curious to see what it is anyway? It is their job to make things look real and that’s what we called them Graphic Designers. Graphic designers perform so well for the company to gain achievements and success. Therefore, we can see that the trash is also designed in such a way that will catch people’s attention and encourage them to see the beauty of graphic design. Graphic design is the art of getting a message out to a targeted audience through various forms of artwork. Everyone worldwide, businesses and the average person use graphic designing. Graphic design is surrounded everywhere, in the form of signs and symbols, banners and billboards, pictures and words, icons and fonts as well as television and internet in the form of advertisement.