Graphic Design is basically about the communication of ideas through visual means. Typically this will involve aspects of layout, typography, illustration, colour. Graphic design is almost always produced to fulfil a brief (list of requirements) and differs in this way to Fine Art which is produced to the express the artist’s own ideas.
A graphic designer can or may utilize typography, visual arts and page layout techniques in varying degrees to produce the final result of the project. Graphic design often refers to both the process of creating by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
Graphic designs can be used for a variety of things. From magazines, advertisements, product packaging and web design. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design especially when utilizing pre-existing materials or using diverse elements.
Graphic designers of the modern day typically use computers. In the past, They would use mechanical pencils and airbrush markers. Though this was not a standard by any means.