It all starts in someoneís head. You get an idea, or you need an idea to be bold, noticeable, vivid. This is where graphic design comes into play-and it can make or break a company-or an idea. We live in a commercial society, and we have a culture of slogans, jingles and logos which are immediately familiar to all. Graphic design enhances or creates these images which the public recognizes and remembers.
Designing usually involves a lot of background information. Design degrees provide the start to a graphic designerís training. Then the company/website requiring a logo or design format needs to be researched. A good design will have these features: it will be instantly recognized and identified with the company/product. It will have mass-appeal that crosses genders and age groups. Ideally, in todayís global economy, the design(s) will have international weight as well. This requires a different type of research to see what is acceptable or unacceptable in other cultures. If you are trying to woo clients or customers, you certainly donít want to offend.
Graphic design is such an integral part of our world-from billboards to magazines to websites and every other media medium-that we often donít stop to think about it. It has been said that art means we are continually pushing forward together. One thing is certain, a good graphic design concept is necessary to any business.