Many people may be confused about what exactly is graphic design art, recent technology has opened up a variety of new fields, but in essence, graphic design is art.
What's confusing about all design is that the medium the graphic artist may use can include just about anything. You've seen graphic design arts done in recycled garbage, in paint mediums, in precious metals, in computer imagery, film imagery, photography and a variety of different types of print media. The whole point with graphics is to make a statement.
In fact, graphic design can be as simple as a sign telling you something to do along the road that's done with imagery instead of text. Any time you see a picture instead of words, you're looking at graphic design. While some of it may not be called art, it is in fact graphic design and someone used graphics and design tools in order to put this picture together to convey a message.
For example, one of the most well-known graphic designs in the world are those that depict a man or a woman. These types of design symbols are universal. You may also see those that are emergency services related such as phone booths, exits, the very well known H for hospital, or the no swimming sign. All of these are a part of graphic design, and yet, graphic design can also be extremely complex.
The design world is huge, and you'll find graphic artists involved in a variety of different types of occupations. From those that are simple copywriting designs, to those that are working with marketing on a huge marketing campaign with logos, business design, or Web design graphics. The fact of the matter is that anyone who is trying to convey a message to the public is actually working with graphic design.
If you're interested in becoming a designer and enjoy conveying messages through something besides text or the written word, perhaps exploring the different positions that can be available via the Internet would be a good start. Children enjoy drawing, and in today's world, a graphic designer is a good job. So whether they've been drawing since they were a toddler or it's something that they finally realised that they enjoy and have a knack for, people can find a variety of positions within a design agency.
There are many different mediums for design artists today, from those simple logos for stationery, to computer graphics for websites, video games, or other computer media outlets, there's plenty of jobs available.
In fact, there are many freelance design artists that are making a good living helping others design websites or logos. You don't have to work in a big design studio in order to be a successful graphic artist. Take your favorite media, whether it's artistic or whether it's conveying a message to the public, and then enjoy being a graphic artist and getting paid for your thoughts and designs.
Jim Rogers is a uk based designer and illustrator and has been been working for Orb Creative, a Birmingham graphic design agency for over two years.