We live in an image-rich society, and visual communication takes many forms; graphic design is constantly in demand. We use shape and colour to enrichen our lives, to identify things, to avoid confusion and simply to decorate the world we live in. From pencil and paper to a variety of digital technologies, using many media, we create in our minds and then have our creations take a form that can be printed, built, transmitted or viewed on a screen.
It can be great fun and very rewarding. In our younger years we look up to heroes, later perhaps becoming heroes ourselves.
Visual communication skills are used in more creative arts than any other. It is our thoughts made visual; to share, to entertain, to propagandise and to record for generations.
It goes hand-in-hand with fashion, style, technology and history. It is who we are and how we like to be seen.