Monday, May 5, 2008

What is the future of Graphic Design

What does the future hold for Graphic Designers? This is a question that has no defined answer. Only time will tell what, if any, future there is for this noble profession.

Since the 1980's and 1990's the information age has seen a very fast and steady growth. scarcely 25 years ago the personal computer had the running capacity of an electric type writer. Today a microchip the size of a cigarette light can store 1 or 2 gigabytes of memory and can be worn around the neck.

With the dawn of the World Wide Web, information can be passed along in the blink of an eye. This has led to my new job opportunities in this new medium. With the rapid growth of the information superhighway the need to constantly upgrade and maintain literally thousands of web sites and computer graphic is essential to insure a steady flow. And who better to keep the flow constant than the graphic designer. After all a website is only as good as the designer made it. A well design site can insure that the domain holder pass along information vital to the functions of everyday life, know matter a trivial it may be.

Who better to insure the continuation of the information superhighway than a graphic designer and artist who can trace their origins thousands of years. Artist and designers helped to shape the world through their preservation of history, the written language, and the spread of information to the masses. The work that these artisans perform are vital to the continuation of civilization.

So what does the future hold for Graphic Designers? It is a very bright and promising future. It is up to those in this field to carry on the traditions of those that worked before them. It is up to the graphic designer to continue to improve ideas and resources that have been passed down for many generations. It is up to the graphic designer to forge new ground. Like the printing press before them the Internet is the wave of the future. What is next? Humanity only knows!

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