Graphic Design L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

Graphic Design L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

What is Graphic Design L2?

Nonetheless graphic design is almost entirely about visual communication. Fine art is often defined as design’s “emotional counterpart.” Drawing and painting are more commonly experiences of feeling and personal opinion. Design has found itself in a space made for commercial use and practicality.


This exciting course introduces you to new ideas about design, photography, illustration, design software and traditional drawing and printing skills. You will create an individual portfolio of work that will help you to progress to a Level 3 study programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between visual arts and graphic design?

While graphic designers aim to convey a specific message in each project, visual designers have the goal of conveying a specific brand voice across digital platforms. The deliverables that visual designers are normally expected to produce include icons, logos, and presentations.

Is graphic design considered visual arts?

Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art.

What do graphic designers do?

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.

What are some examples of graphic design?

Designing the layout of a magazine, creating a poster for a theatre performance, and designing packaging for a product are all examples of graphic design.

What are graphic designers called?

Graphic designers are in demand in virtually every industry and hold job titles such as Graphic Artist, Creative Director, Art Director, Logo Designer, and Brand Designer.

What is the difference between design and graphic design?

The main difference between graphic design and digital design is that graphic design is mostly static (logos, magazines, pictures etc.), while digital design involves movement (animations, interactive elements, movies etc.). The digital design does not only use visual arts, but may also include audio and sound effects.

What’s the difference between graphic design and digital design?

While graphic design focuses mostly on static designs, digital design involves movement, such as animation, interactive pages, and 2D or 3D modeling. Digital designers create images and elements that will end up on a screen, whether that’s a computer screen, a phone screen, a dashboard, or any other digital formats.

What is the difference between creative design and graphic design?

It’s different from Graphic Design because a creative strategy might not need graphic design at all – It’s a mix of creative vision ( not just visual ) and strategy. It’s different from Art Direction because the focus is on the integrity and vision of a creative project, not just its visual side.

Is graphic designer a good career?

Graphic design is a great career for people who are creative thinkers and enjoy art, technology, and communication. There are design needs across every industry, so Graphic Designers have many opportunities to take on a range of new and exciting projects.

Is graphic design hard?

Learning graphic design is not hard, but it does require creative thinking, an aptitude towards art and design, and time and dedication. Graphic design requires learning the necessary tools, as well as understanding and applying the principles and theories of design.

Can I learn graphic design by myself?

While you don’t need a formal education to become a graphic designer, you do need to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals. This means getting yourself primed on the principles of design, learning how to effectively use elements like color, contrast, hierarchy, balance, and proportion in your work.

Is graphic design a good career in 2021?

You can find a really good career opportunity as a designer in 2021 as many big firms are currently hiring designers. There can be career advancement with new enhancements in technology. This can add to a good income for graphic designers.

What is the highest position in graphic design?

The Creative Director is the top leadership placement will come around 10+ years of experience towards the end of your career. Learning about the hierarchy and different positions of a Graphic Designer can be confusing, especially when you went to school to be a Graphic Designer but never learned what comes next.

Is graphics design a digital skill?

Of course, most graphic designers will feel they are skilled in digital design if they don’t already call themselves digital designers. Almost all modern graphic design is done digitally using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Can a graphic designer create a website?

No. Graphic design is only one small element of the skills needed to make a website. Graphics designers can be part of the team, but web design requires a much broader skillset.