Graphic Design is an older term for the field of Visual Design. This term refers specifically to the use of graphic media (such as color, symbol, and type) to communicate a style or expression.
Design is the art of expression evolves problem solving that uses centric approaches to understand user needs (as well as business, economic, environmental, social, and other requirements) to create successful solutions that solve real problems.
Design is often used as a process to create real change within a system or market. In other fields and contexts, Design might only refer to Fashion Design or Interior Design. However, the similarities between all design disciplines shows that the larger definition for Design operates at a higher level and across many media. Design is everywhere you look from fashion to automotive and even the food industry.
Over the course of time design has been the driving force that constantly produces change. Design is continuing evolution that is as natural as the air we breathe Design will always be a thriving force in the way we live as long as individuality exist.
The Design Process is an intricate one, there are many steps in completing a cohesive and stimulating design. When designing its very important that you understand the user needs (as well as business clients) this is the first step and the most important, with out this your shooting in the dark. Formulate ideas, create outlines or sketches this is always a great way to start any job and it's in your best interest to have several. Once you have decided on a design consider all aspects like color, image quality and type these things can determine if your design will be effective. Be careful of placement, some designs can be to busy and take away from what could have been a great design. Remember, "less is more". And last but not least be confident in your work and know that you created a great piece of work.