Web Graphic Design

While you can see a few basic examples of our work below, the image above was a rather interesting project. The client had the sidewalk, grass, trees and curb in a low resolution image, although they could no longer locate the original layered image. We first recreated the layered image so they would have that, and then made additional changes for a new product they were launching. We had to cut away the soil to reveal the tree roots, as well as illustrate how the product should be placed, including the curbside details. The new image had layers for both print and web use, so it was for all mediums.

Núna has experience and can help with creating/customizing:

  • Images for print output
  • Images for digital output
  • Images for websites

Web (Graphic) Design vs Graphic Design

What's the Difference?

Many people honestly do not know the difference between web design and graphic design. While the two have different roles and serve different purposes, the primary difference is the medium.

Graphic design involves creating graphics, typography and images to represent an idea. Graphic designers are commonly found in the print industry and create digital graphics which are then turned into brochures, posters, or whatever branding materials are required of them, occasionally including making graphics for websites. Graphic designers are generally considered to have more freedom because they are not inhibited by factors such as programming, resolution or speed. Graphic designers do not do any programming.

Web design involves creating graphics, typography, and images just like graphic design, although the medium is the World Wide Web, and a web designer has several restrictions on what they can do. Websites need to run efficiently and load fast. They have to account for things like file size, screen resolution, along with overall speed and performance. Because of this, web designers often use compressed graphics that sacrifice quality for speed. In other words, they look good on the screen, but if you were to attempt to print them, they might not look very good. Unlike their graphic designer counterparts, web designers must be able to turn their designs into a working website. This involves knowing HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and other technologies. Web designers definitely must have a knowledge of programming.

As within any industry, conflicts can arise between graphic designers and web designers. As an example, a graphic designer may believe that a web designer’s work is of a lower quality than print work. On the other hand, web designers are often upset with graphic design designers because they do not understand the web. It is one of those fundamental differences that will almost always exist, since neither side fully understands each other.