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