When you think of graphic design what come to your mind? A painting? A book? How about a cool poster? These are just a few of the most common mental images evoked by people when asked about graphic design. None of these images provide a true definition of graphic design though. Paintings, books and posters are only “outcomes” or “mediums” of graphic design. If you search for the definition of graphic design, you’ll most likely find a generic unhelpful definition. Online dictionaries define graphic design as the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books. This definition is true, but it doesn’t provide much context. Graphic design is a skill, but it’s not limited to advertisements, magazines, and books. Graphic design can be physical, digital and anywhere in-between. Because of this abstractness and versatility, graphic design goes far beyond simply combining text and pictures.