What is Graphic Design?
Graphic design is the practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. Almost everything you look at has some type of design that went into it.
Why does design matter?
From a business aspect, design is what brings consumers in and makes them want to see what you are selling or what you are talking about on your site. The design of your logo or your website is like a first impression. You want to make a good first impression, and consumers judge the design. If you have a plain, non-deisnged website, it is not going to make people want to stay and read what you have to say. If your website is designed well, and includes photos and graphics, it is going to make people want to stay on your website.