When walking through the Craft Alliance studios in Grand Center a while back, I noticed a department of graphic design. When I asked the instructor, Aaron Holderman, about what he was doing, he said, “Graphic design and computer-aided design are defined by using technology in the production and reproduction of human artifacts. Historically this has taken on many forms, changing with emerging technologies. In my current work, I use computer design software to create 30 models.”
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Discovering, defining the graphic arts
I was talking to a recent college graduate and asked what she had majored in. When she said her degree was in graphic arts, I wasn’t really certain what the term meant or what she was going to do with such a degree.