Programs that provide design services for organizations that need assistance in creating words and images for commercial applications such as book production, posters and advertising. Graphic designers are responsible for concept design, layout and desktop publishing; and for employing techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, illustration and cartooning, painting, collage and computer graphics to effectively communicate ideas and information. Digital design specialists offer graphic design services which may include digital photography and image processing, computer generated visual media and high definition video for use in production of broadcast commercials, marketing DVDs and streaming Internet video. Also included are digital design studios that provide access to tools for audio, video, scanning and digital design which allow individuals and organizations to create their own materials.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.