Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, iconography-a mindshift away from product marketing.
Graphic design involves a combination of images and text used to communicate information and messages to an audience. Graphic design is used to produce billboards, brochures, logos, magazines, newspapers, packaging, and websites. Graphic design tools include software like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; CorelDraw; GIMP; Inkscape; and Serif Drawplus. When using these tools, graphic designers must make sure their designs do not infringe on anyone else's copyright and strive to be creative and original.
Graphic design can be used by companies to promote and sell products through advertising, by websites to convey complicated information in a digestible way through infographics, or by businesses to develop an identity through branding, among other things.