"What's the brief?” is an everyday question within the graphic design process. Moreover, the concept and importance of a design brief is overtly understood well beyond design practice itself – especially among stakeholders who work with designers, as well as clients who commission their services.
What’s the difference between graphic design and communication design? The two terms are the main ones used for both the academic discipline and the industry profession. However, many people appear to be unclear about what the terms mean and what practices they refer to.
What's in a name? This new research suggests that some graphic designers are questioning whether the term 'graphic design' is reducing their design capital within the creative process.
Graphic design is re-creational – re-presentation, as opposed to representation. Graphic designers often also have to face creative limitations and disappointments. Like theatre, graphic design is uniquely communicative and innately performative practice. This performativity provides an opportunity for professional graphic designers to assert their unique, practice specific, skills and talents.
Graphic designers often have a public and industry image of being argumentative prima donnas. But what is the truth and where is the research?