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Dash of Inspiration: Graphic Design

October 14, 2013

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Graphic Design

I ran across this resource a resource this past week that I thought worth sharing with those of you who like to continue your study in art and design. Graphic Design is perhaps the most basic skill-set a greeting card artist can have. It makes sense, based on the definition.

graph·ic de·sign


noun: graphic design

1. the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.

Let’s break it down and take a look at what a Professional Graphic Designer does.

  • Graphic designers create layout to announce or sell something, to amuse or persuade someone, to communicate a message … is that not what greeting card design is all about?
  • Graphic designers work with photographed, computer-generated, painted or drawn imagery and combine with typography using various typefaces to convey their message … hmm, again the similarity with greeting card design.
  • Graphic designers create, choose and lay out design elements with text, as well as carefully placing the so-called ‘white space’ around the elements, to get their message across. The main tools of the graphic designer are images and typography … sound familiar?

Here are some inspirational links to study graphic design:

Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design by

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline The Art Institute Online

20 inspirational sites for graphic designers – from

So, until next week … Learn … Create … Inspire!

october 14 graphic design image

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2013 10:17 am

    Thank you for the very useful information and links Doreen!

  2. bownranch permalink
    October 14, 2013 12:45 pm

    Thank you, Doreen, that is inspiring!

  3. October 14, 2013 9:49 pm

    Thank you, Doreen! I always read your blog postings but I just realized that I have failed to thank you for all the wonderful information you provide for us. 🙂

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