Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously.
Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books).
As a graphic designer you might need to create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. In today’s marketing there are both online and offline business. Some will require layouts for print while others might need wire-frames for websites. Some of the things that a designer creates includes a mix of the below.
Graphic designers create things on Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Suite to make Books, magazines, catalogs, newspapers
Visual identity such as letterhead, business cards, brand guides, logos. Marketing materials: flyers, brochures, postcards, one-sheets, posters, Product packaging and labels, Presentations, Shirt & Apparel designs, Reports, Illustrations & clip-art