What is the difference between graphic design and illustration? I ask because I want to know what to write in my social media biography.

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    – joojaa
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 11:50
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    What do you think they are? Did you research the terms at all before posting? Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 12:40

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The main purpose of graphic design is basically to send a message to an audience or to persuade them. They send the message by communicating visual information. A professional graphic designer is mostly working on layout, typography, branding and image development.

Illustration is a more creative work/visualization. Illustrators use drawings or picture to represent the text on the page or decorate it, also they can sometimes do both design work and illustration but not vice versa.


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