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Digital Designers

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The challenge of combining beauty, function, and technology in whatever form has preoccupied artisans throughout history. Graphic design work has been used to create products and promote commerce for as long as people have used symbols, pictures, and typography to communicate ideas.

The widespread use of computers has greatly changed the world of graphic design. Digital design, a more appropriate term for the field today, involves the use of computer hardware and software applications to create art that was once only created with the use of pen, pencil, and paper.

Design software programs are continually revised and improved, moving more and more design work from the artist’s table to the computer mousepad and graphics tablet. Digital designers don’t just work with images, symbols, and logos. They also develop design content for Web pages; computer hardware such as iPads; multimedia projects; and interactive media. 

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