Graphic Design is every form of visual communication in which we come in contact daily. Designers use both design and production elements (including color, typography, illustration, photography, animation, and printing or web design) to organize ideas visually to convey a desired impact and message. The graphic designer is experienced in evaluating and developing effective communication strategies that enhance a client’s image, service, or product. Projects involve printed materials such as magazines and books, three-dimensional packaging and products, and the identity systems and sales campaigns of business and industry, through logos and collateral promotion (annual reports, catalogs, brochures, press kits, and direct mail packages. The talents of graphic designers are also crucial to broadcasting as well as multi-media. (Source: Graphic Artist Guild)
Oprah Winfrey is working with the City of Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation to save Lake Michigan beaches from e coli bacteria. The beaches on the South Side of Chicago are infected with e. coli bacteria and so much waste that the beaches in that area cannot be used all summer. Adopt a Beach is a program where families, schools, and community-based groups participate in the year-round program by conducting litter monitoring and testing water quality along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Earth Day is April 1st and Oprah needs you to design one of the following items below for Adopt-A-Beach.