What is Graphic Design?

In this video John Mindiola III, a Design Instructor at Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota gives us some insights into the graphic design career field.  He answers the question of what is graphic design, while explaining how technology changes have expanded the career field of a graphic designer as well as which skills you should educate yourself on to help you get where you want to be within the field of digital design.


Hi. My name is Allie Gray Freeland, and I am the host of Rasmussen College's newest video blog series, What Should I Do With My Life. So in this series, we'll speak with expert instructors who will help answer the question, what should I do with my life?

So today, I'm here with John Mindiola III, who is a technology and design instructor for Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. So today, he's going to share some really important information about graphic design and multimedia fields, and really, the steps that you take education-wise and career-wise to get where you want to be.

Being a graphic designer has taken on a new role in the last 10, 20 years. With new technologies emerging, graphic designers aren't just restricted to print design anymore. They're often tasked with web layouts, some interactive work, some animation, 2D and 3D, and even video. Video's really hot right now, so a lot of designers are experimenting with motion graphics and how that works.

Being a designer is really an all-encompassing type of field where designers are asked to create entire experiences across many forms of media, instead of focusing on just one silo. All right. A very special thank you to John Mindiola III for sitting with us today to talk to us about educational and career opportunities in graphic design. So if this video sparked an interest in your desire to pursue educational opportunities in design and multimedia, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.

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