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Also theres a hefty amount of RAM installed a dedicated graphics card and at least a dual-core processor if not a quad-core. The definition of graphic design is expanding as new technologies grow. Skilled graphic designers solve visual communication problems or troubles. Proficient in design drawing color typography production and rendering methods off-set printing as well as common software used in the graphic-design market such as Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign are necessary. With the development in new media a comprehension about photography and time-based and interactive media including film video and computer multimedia also are of great importance to keep abreast of technology. Although graphic-designers find solutions primarily for print advertisements annual reports packaging business stationery brochures flyers catalogues logos and just about anything you can think of to help businesses stand out their design "eye" is also used in electronic media sources such as video and audio recordings multimedia presentations slide presentations CD-ROM and website content.
Some classifications are widely used graphic design: advertising design editorial design corporate identity design web design packaging design typographic design signage design multimedia design among others. Graphic Design History The definition of the graphic design profession is rather recent in what concerns their preparation their activities and goals. Although there is no consensus on the exact date of the birth of graphic design some dating during the interwar period. Others understand that begins to identify as such to the late nineteenth century. Arguably specific graphic communications purposes have their origin in Paleolithic cave paintings and the birth of written language in the third millennium BC. C. But the differences in working methods and training required auxiliary sciences are such that it is not possible to clearly identify the current graphic designer with prehistoric man with xylograph fifteenth century or the lithographer 1890.
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In the years following the modern style gained acceptance while stagnated. Notable names in modern design midcentury are Adrian Frutiger designer of the typefaces Univers and Frutiger and Josef Müller-Brockmann large poster of the fifties and sixties. The Hochschule für Gestaltung (HFG) in Ulm was another key institution in the development of the graphic design profession. Since its founding the HFG distanced himself from a possible affiliation with advertising. At the beginning the department concerned was called Visual Design but it quickly became clear that his current goal was to solve design problems in the area of mass communication in the academic year 1956-1957 the name was changed to Department of Visual Communication modeled Visual Communication Department at the New Bauhaus in Chicago.2 3 In the HFG Ulm decided to work primarily in the area of persuasive communication in the fields such as traffic sign systems plans for technical equipment or visual translation of scientific content.