Graphic Designers of the Future

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"I don't think I will ever be completely happy with art because I can never learn or do enough. I know that I would not give it up for the world, now that I have found it," says Professor Raffone, a professor at the New York Institute of Technology. Life without art; is that possible? As early as mankind can remember, there have been drawings and various other forms of primitive art. Various students have a gift of excelling in art; I consider myself one of them. Focusing on graphic design, I started to show artistic skills at an early age of five. Doodling, drawing, coloring, and many other art-related activities kept me content. As I enter college, I ask myself many questions; "Where will I go from here?" "What can my art diploma do for me?" or the question everyone wants to know, "How much does an artist make?" These are important questions any aspiring artist should ask if they want to find out just how interesting the life of an artist can be.

A career in graphic design is perfect for anyone who has a sense of design. "A graphic designer is one who creates ideas that are expressed in words and/or pictures, and generally solves problems of visual communication," says Paul Raffone. Graphic design is defined as the process and art of combining text and graphics. It also includes communicating messages in the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication. "Today's graphic designers often use desktop publishing software such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Maya, and many other techniques to achieve their goals." says Professor Saladino, a chairperson here at the NYIT's fine arts department. With the help of Professor Raffone, he was able to give me insight on...