In October of 2022 My Voice Media Center hired a special Graphics Design Intern who is studying the art of Graphic Design at Sessions College. We were so excited to have her help My Voice display useable templates, a re-useable virtual peer art gallery, and much more!
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The Art of Graphic Design:
My Voice encourages participants to join sessions that will help them suceed at different types of art making. Some of these sessions are focused on using computers, technology and resources that help with learning design and graphic arts.
The Art of Graphic design, believe it or not goes back beyond the use of computers and technology, as small businesses and larger corporations had to learn how to promote their business and their products. This mode of advertising was a part of art, a part of graphic design.
According to Britannica online, "graphic design," is "the art and profession of selecting and arranging visual elements—such as typography, images, symbols, and colours—to convey a message to an audience. Sometimes graphic design is called “visual communications,” a term that emphasizes its function of giving form—e.g., the design of a book, advertisement, logo, or Web site—to information. An important part of the designer’s task is to combine visual and verbal elements into an ordered and effective whole. Graphic design is therefore a collaborative discipline: writers produce words and photographers and illustrators create images that the designer incorporates into a complete visual communication." (britannica.com/art/graphic-design)
Mike; Printmaking February 2023
In Printmaking, the art of graphic design is apparent in older books and their design. The use of prints and creating an overall design for a purpose and communication of some idea(s) traces back into history as far as communicating with pictures on a cave wall. The Egyptials also communicated with symbols and their ideas of using pictographs to display art and well-being is evident in the relics that we see today. Many other cultures had a way of recording their own history, teaching and even advertising by using symbols, icons, and artistic design in a given area of need. This gave way to the name, typographer William A. Dwiggins, founded in 1922 in order to catogorize the art of Graphic Design. (britannica.com/art/graphic-design)
The use of shapes and colors:
In My Voice's Art and Feelings session, recently added on Fridays from 10 AM to 12 PM, participants are able to express themselves and discover new ways to explore feelings and emotions through the use of art.
We encourage the use of art in the method of communication, just like graphic design.
Through communicating the feelings and using specific language, typography, and feelings we can better determine how we feel.
Think of all the posible place where we find graphic design. We find it all over social media, websites, bolgs, fine art, and advertising. There are techniques that one can acheive in the graphic design feild and master through practice and hard work.
Overall, the masering of this technique can lead to amazing opportunities.
Sally was very helpful in the creation of. auseable template for session posts on Facebook. This makes the job of keeping up with social media a breeze. There are many other tasks that went into Sally's internship as well, like meeting with the Project Coordinator for the Arts Consoritum's My Voice Media Center to discuss and even plan out her next projects.
Overall, she was a joy to have and we are very thankful for her great contributions to the graphic side of MVMC! She said, "Finally, this opportunity gives me confidence in my creative work. Working for a real organization taught me new skills: innovative techniques, problem-solving, communication, and project management. I am pleased that I worked with My Voice Media Center."
Thank you, SALLY!
"Graphic Design"; https://www.britannica.com/art/graphic-design
"Gaining Creative Skills in the Workplace"; by Gordon Drummond | February 15, 2023; Sessions College; Campus News; https://www.sessions.edu/campus-news/creative-workplace-skills/