a visual communication designer?

zoran

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What is that title? Is the person that holds this tile the same thing as a Visual Designer or might it be something more? Or less? o_O
 

zoran

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I was told that the Graphic Designer title, is a more of a technician's title, not so much one of a creative artist's. A Graphic Designer knows more technical stuff, how to prepare the final layout etc., Layouts are crafted and handed over from a Visual Designer, so the GD will prepare them for print or finalisation in a way. No?
 

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I was told that the Graphic Designer title, is a more of a technician's title, not so much one of a creative artist's. A Graphic Designer knows more technical stuff, how to prepare the final layout etc., Layouts are crafted and handed over from a Visual Designer, so the GD will prepare them for print or finalisation in a way. No?
That’s not true at all.
 
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MacGizmo

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I was told that the Graphic Designer title, is a more of a technician's title, not so much one of a creative artist's. A Graphic Designer knows more technical stuff, how to prepare the final layout etc., Layouts are crafted and handed over from a Visual Designer, so the GD will prepare them for print or finalisation in a way. No?
Graphic Designer, Visual Designer, Art Director... they're all the same thing, and they can be done without ever touching a computer. Most of them (designers, art directors, etc. are barely competent in using Adobe apps. They know just enough to get by. What you're talking about is a Production Artist.
 

zoran

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Graphic Designer, Visual Designer, Art Director... they're all the same thing, and they can be done without ever touching a computer.
Without touching a computer? How can that be?
 

chrfr

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Without touching a computer? How can that be?
Graphic design has existed for far longer than computers have. Design is a thing in itself that has nothing to do with computers at all.
 

MacGizmo

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Without touching a computer? How can that be?
"Design" isn't about using a computer. The computer is just a tool. Using a hammer doesn't make you a construction worker and most definitely not an architect. Design is about communicating a message visually. It's about an idea or concept.
 

fig

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Graphic Designer, Visual Designer, Art Director... they're all the same thing, and they can be done without ever touching a computer. Most of them (designers, art directors, etc. are barely competent in using Adobe apps. They know just enough to get by. What you're talking about is a Production Artist.
Um, I don't know where you work, but all the designers and art directors I know are quite competent in the Adobe suite.
 

MacGizmo

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Um, I don't know where you work, but all the designers and art directors I know are quite competent in the Adobe suite.
Most of the places I have worked for and with are fairly high-end agencies and individual companies. The type of places who don't start sentences with the word "Um."