Traditional mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics have been at the forefront of the art world for millennia, but in this rapidly changing time that we live in, the road has been paved for another method of creation: graphic design.
The concept of graphic design is one that continually blurs the lines between fine art and function. Though it may seem alienated at times from the more established forms of art, the Department of Art + Design has shown us that the principles and elements of both spectrums are more related than not.
From the very beginning, we have been taught to not only think conceptually and find solutions for the visual, or aesthetic direction of each given design, but to also ask why that design should exist in the first place.
As designers, we’re called to continually adapt to the world around us, challenge each and every decision, and carefully step into the shoes of our audience.
Of course, being a designer does not confine us to just a computer: we have learned there are no barriers and the history of art and design will continue to offer various cycles of inspiration and a world of new possibilities.