5. Packaging Graphic Design
Most product require some form of packaging to protect and prepare them for storage, distribution and sale. Packaging communicates directly to consumers, which makes it an extremely valuable marketing tool. Packaging Designers require expert knowledge of the print process and keen understanding of industrial design and manufacturing. Packaging design touches many disciplines, so designers find themselves creating other assets such as photography, illustrations and visual identity. Their work requires top-notch conceptual and problem-solving skills in addition to strong working knowledge of print and industrial design.
6. Motion Graphic Design
Motion Graphics are graphics that are in motion. This includes animation, audio, typography, imagery, video and other effects that are used in online media, television and film. This is somewhat a new specialty for Graphic Designers. Motion graphic designers begin by developing a storyboard and then bring their concepts to life with animation, video and traditional art.
7. Environmental Graphic Design
Environmental Graphic Design visually connects people to places to improve their overall experience by making spaces more memorable, interesting or easier to navigate. Examples include signage, wall murals, public transport navigation and retail store interiors. Environmental Graphic Design is a multidisciplinary practice that merges graphic, architectural, interior, landscape and industrial design. Because of this, designers typically have education and experience in both Graphic Design and architecture. Environment Graphic Design has produced static print pieces, but digital interaction displays continue to rise in popularity as a means of creating a more engaging experience.
8. Art and Illustration for Graphic Design
Graphic art and illustration are often seen as being the same as Graphic Design, but each is different. Designers create compositions to communicate and solve problems, graphic artists and illustrators create original artwork. Even though graphic art and illustration are not technically types of Graphic Design, but so much is created for commercial use within the context of Graphic Design that you no longer cannot talk about one without the other.