Graphic design is the art of visual communication that combines words, images, and ideas to create and convey information to an audience. Good graphic designers make this communication successful through the use of lines, shapes, color, images, animation and more. Explore graphic design principles, including contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity, color theory, and typography. Through discussion and visuals, learn how these elements work together to create great visual communication and how you can start applying them in your everyday creative process. Textbook included.