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Graphic Design, when done on a computer, is sometimes referred to as Digital Design.
As a professional graphic designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wendy Danko has produced work for many different industries including food (packaging, FSI, recipe booklets and more), childcare (advertising, promotional material, instruction booklets), music stores (logo design, pull-up banners, web consulting, invitations, and more), business to business (brochures, logo, corporate ID, signage, convention booths and more), business to consumer (packaging, menus, point-of-purchase displays, signage, banners, invitations, event booths, and more). Her ability is far-ranging and top of the line. She has completed design projects for print and the web. Below is a small sampling of her work.
There is a difference between web design and print design. A great designer should know the difference and should be thinking about both web and print while working on a project. I can’t count how many times while working on a print project, a file from a website is sent to me. These web files do not work in print. Anything pulled from a website is a low-resolution file. Web files are a resolution of 72. Print files need a resolution of 300. Sometimes I have received files where resolution has been added to an original to make it 300; please do not do this it does not work for print.
An excellent designer should know the difference between the two formats and should keep it in mind when designing artwork. Working in high resolution is a good rule to follow at the beginning of the project. This way, when asked to reduce the size for use on a website, the file can be reduced by copying and saving to the correct file size then you still have the high-resolution file for the printing press.
Size does matter. It is always a good idea to have access to both high and low-resolution data. Avoid paying for artwork twice and always have access to the high-resolution file.
Make sure you hire a designer who understands the difference when it comes to web design and print design.