Alexander College has been offering Graphic Design Courses since 1991 so, today is a very special day for our Graphic Design Department; it’s World Graphics Day!
World Graphics Day is observed on April 27, 2015. The day was established by the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), which was founded on April 27, 1963. World Graphics Day – also called World Graphic Design Day – it is a chance to recognize communication design and its role in the world.
We asked our students from the Graphic Design Department to share with us their thoughts on this special day.
Graphic Design isn’t only about creating designs; it is also a way of discovering yourself!
To me graphic design is creating, choosing, and organizing elements to visually communicate a message. It merges technology with art as a way to communicate ideas in our everyday life.
Graphic design is everything.
Graphic design is everywhere.
Graphic design is my life!
Graphic Design for me is a way to express myself, to visually communicate with others and of course to create something which represents me or an idea! A useful art for everyday life!
Graphic design is way to show your feelings, create imaginary thoughts in your mind and impress people.
As a Graphic designer you have the possibility to attract everyones attention in a positive or negative way, that makes you special!
The «design» is certainly not only what we see but a lot more.
It is the expression, colors, inspiration! It is my passion.
Graphic design is the art to create things and show your own style and way of thinking!
FLORENTINA DORINA ARVANITAKI
What interests me, is visual communication, and graphic design is a part of that.
A designer never bored, and there is always something new to explore. It is like a wonderland, in which every day you discover something new, and at the end you surprise with yourself, when you realize what you have learned, and how many things you have gained, not only as a designer, but also as a person. You must sacrifice plenty of time, but at the end, the results you get worth it. Through the difficulties encountered, I learned to have patience, be more stubborn, and solve easier my problems by a different approach. Through the research I learned many things, and get informed about other cultures. Through design, I discovered my creativity abilities and improve my design skills. Design for me is a challenge to improve myself, and there is never end to that. What I love about it, is that a design has to be new, “contemporary” and has to have an individual character. It must always communicate with the environment. Before you design you must always consider current affair, and the target audience, because at the end of the day, design focus on people. For me design started as a hobby, and now is something more, is my occupation.
”Design is a way of life, a point of view” – Paul Rand.