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Information for the city of Seattle

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Seattle's economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies, and ""new economy"" Internet and technology companies, service, design and clean technology companies. The city's gross metropolitan product was $231 billion in 2010, making it the 12th largest metropolitan economy in the United States. The Port of Seattle, which also operates Seattle Tacoma International Airport, is a major gateway for trade with Asia and cruises to Alaska, and is the 8th largest port in the United States in terms of container capacity. Though it was affected by the Great Recession, Seattle has retained a comparatively strong economy, and remains a hotbed for start up businesses, especially in green building and clean technologies: it was ranked as America's No. 1 ""smarter city"" based on its government policies and green economy.

 

February 2010, the city government committed Seattle to becoming North America's first ""climate neutral"" city, with a goal of reaching zero net per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. headquarters building in South Lake UnionStill, very large companies dominate the business landscape. Four companies on the 2013 Fortune 500 list of the United States' largest companies, based on total revenue, are headquartered in Seattle: , is based in Federal Way. Finally, Bellevue is home to truck manufacturer Paccar (#168). Other major companies in the area include There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and caf�s.Prior to moving its headquarters to Chicago, aerospace manufacturer was the largest company based in Seattle. Its largest division is still headquartered in nearby Renton, and the company has large aircraft manufacturing plants in Everett and Renton, so it remains the largest private employer in the Seattle metropolitan area.

 

Former Seattle Mayor announced a desire to spark a new economic boom driven by the biotechnology industry in 2006. Major redevelopment of the South Lake Union neighborhood is underway, in an effort to attract new and established biotech companies to the city, joining biotech companies is behind most of the development projects in the region. While some see the new development as an economic boon, others have criticized Nickels and the Seattle City Council for pandering to interests at taxpayers' expense. Also in 2006, Magazine ranked Seattle among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation for climates favorable to business expansion. In 2005, ranked Seattle as the most expensive American city for buying a house based on the local income levels. In 2013, however, the magazine ranked Seattle No. 9 on its list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.operating a hub at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, maintains its headquarters in the city of SeaTac, next to the airport

 

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Information for the state of Washington

"Puget Sound is the heart of Washington's industrial and commercial development. It is navigable and has many beautiful bays, on which are situated such commercial and industrial cities as Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett. Seattle, an exporter and importer in trade with Asia and a gateway to Alaska (because of the protected Inland Passage), is a major U.S. city and a center for the manufacture of jet aircraft (as well as missiles and spacecraft) by the Boeing Corp. In recent years, computer software (Microsoft Corp. is near Seattle), electronics, and biotechnology have become increasingly important to the economy. Washington's huge food processing industry is based on the state's diversified irrigated farming and dairying as well as on its abundant fishing resources. Salmon is the biggest catch, but halibut, bottomfish, oysters, and crabs are also significant. Much of the land in E Washington is used for dry farming. Irrigation, however, has converted many of the river valleys east of the Cascades (especially the Yakima and Wenatchee) into garden areas.

 

This region contains most of Washington's vineyards; from the 1980s the state has developed an important wine industry. Washington leads the country in the production of apples, sweet cherries, and pears and is a major wheat producer, chiefly in the hilly southeastern Palouse area. Washington is also a major producer of corn, onions, potatoes, apricots, grapes (including those made into wine), and other fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Cattle, dairy goods, sheep, and poultry are also economically important. Spokane is the commercial and transportation hub of the entire ""Inland Empire"" region between the Cascades and the Rockies, which extends into British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Despite the vast semiarid expanse E of the Cascades, more than half of the state's area is forested, and the lumber and wood-products industry, so important in the early development of the state, remains one of its largest.

 

Many of Washington's cities (among them Tacoma, Bellingham, Everett, and Anacortes) began as sawmill centers, Seattle itself was home to the original ""Skid Road"" and lumber, pulp, paper, and related items are still among their major products. Other important manufactures in the state are chemicals and primary metals, especially aluminum. Abundant water power and the rich aluminum and magnesium ores found in the Okanogan Highlands in the northeast part of the state have made Washington the nation's leading aluminum producer. Washington's chief minerals are sand and gravel, cement, stone, and diatomite. Gold, lead, and zinc are also found in the Okanogan Highlands. Tourism is an increasingly important industry."

 

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So how does one choose the right web design agency? Below we've listed some guidelines that may help you select your design company -Top Seattle Web Design Agency

 

 

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A Step-By-Step Process to Choosing the Right Web Design Agency

 

Most business owners and managers realize that, in order to succeed in today's competitive marketplace, you must create a great brand experience for your customers. Marketing methods have changed dramatically over the past few years and today's consumer has many different platforms on which to make their purchasing decisions. Therefore, it's up to you to find the right agency to deliver your company's message to both current and potential new customers in the most effective way possible.

 

See below for our checklist on how to make the right decision when choosing a web design agency -

 

No. 1: Know What You're Looking For

 

First of all, determine what you're trying to achieve with your website and internet marketing. What are your goals? How will you measure success? If you'll be running an e-commerce website, then your focus will probably be on creating and growing your customer base, ROI (Return on Investment), and conversion of sales. On the other hand, if you need brand awareness because you're launching a new company, the purpose of your website will be to provide information and education about your products or services, which means you need a site that provides good visibility and a clear focus. Once you've determined what's required to accomplish your goals it won't be difficult to find an agency that suits your needs.

 

Action: At this point you need to ask your potential web design agency to provide proof of their capabilities. Ideally, they'll be showing you examples or case studies of problems they've faced and the solutions they've provided.

 

No. 2: You Get What You Pay For

 

 

Cost can often be the deal maker or breaker when it comes to hiring a web design agency. It's important to remember that, like other products and services you purchase, that old saying ‘you get what you pay for' is just as true when it comes to web design and development. Be cautious about cutting costs just to save a dollar or two right now, because it may be something you regret long-term. Justifying the cost of your web design comes down to simple math and, as a business owner, you need to do some research. How much money have you spent in the last year, on marketing and advertising? What about the past five years? Are you satisfied with the return on your investment those efforts have provided? You may not receive the long-term value from your website and fail to see the results you planned for if you start cutting costs at this point.

 

Action: Remember that we're talking about value here - not cost, so ask your agency if they're able to provide solid evidence of the value delivered with tangible results. Cost won't be a deal breaker if the agency can provide a service or website that brings ROI, so don't let sticker-shock prevent you from achieving your goals. Once you've done the research we recommended, it's highly likely you'll discover you've been spending a lot of money without results for some time now.

 

No. 3: What's Their Track Record?

 

 

It's important to note here that this doesn't mean that an agency must have been in business for decades because, in fact, many new agencies have new methodologies and some great innovative ideas to consider. What you need to know is this: Does the agency understand your industry? Has this agency delivered effective solutions to previous clients?

 

Action: Ask your potential web design agency for information like client testimonials, performance data, and perhaps one or two case studies demonstrating both their approach and how results are measured.

 

No. 4: Are They Good Communicators?

 

 

You must understand what your web designer is talking about and what they're doing, or planning on doing. The Internet is constantly changing, which makes it technically challenging and highly complex for most users, so if you're already confused or lost in the discussion, then your designer is failing you. When having a discussion with your web design agency it's up to them to explain what they do, how they do it, but even more importantly, why they're doing it. They need to be on your side - working for you.

 

Action: We'll start by saying that it's always up to you to do your own research, but once you hire a web design agency you should feel comfortable knowing that you can ask them questions about what they're doing; like their methodologies, their processes, and why they're making certain decisions or recommendations. If there's something you don't understand about your web project, then you must be comfortable in asking them, in addition to receiving an answer that's clear and understandable.

 

No. 5: Content Is Paramount

 

 

When making the decision to either makeover a website or launch a new one, the first things that usually come to mind are how you want your website to both look and function. However, while these are both very important aspects, don't overlook the fact that your website content is the most important factor. So, if your designer intends to deal with art before the content on your website, then you have the wrong designer. A website designer with a lot of expertise will ask many, many questions about your industry, your business, and your customers. If they fail to do this, look for a new designer.

 

It's very important that the agency you hire understands the importance of content, because quite honestly, it's the most important aspect of your website. It doesn't matter whether the content will be received from a copywriter or whether they're creating the content themselves; your designer is simply creating a framework to house the content. They need a full understanding of how users will interact with the content and how you intend managing the content in future, thus ensuring your website is delivering the right message and that the quality will be maintained for years to come.

 

Action: By content we mean everything that includes written copy, videos, images, and more. Content is designed to help your customers, so it's imperative that your web design agency is talking about content before art. Preferably, they'll be in touch with your copywriters or marketing team if they themselves will not be creating the content.

 

No. 6: Be Realistic about What You're Trying to Achieve

 

 

Again, this comes down to you doing your research: put some thought and time into what your goals and expectations are from your web design agency. Determine how you'll know if your money was well spent in (say) six months and then (say) one years' time. Besides getting more traffic or being first on Google, you might be looking at increasing online sales, generating more leads, or improving brand or product awareness.

 

Action: Ask your new web design agency what services and tools they use or provide to drive measurable traffic to your website. By now your agency will understand your sales process, so it should be a simple matter of providing a workable solution to make your processes more effective and efficient, thus providing real value through your new website.

 

No. 7: Understand Your Web Strategy

 

 

A professional web design agency will offer you a clear web strategy which goes beyond your website. Your strategy should offer your business a strong sense of trust, authority, and relevance; because with a solid plan you can measure, and when you're able to measure you can make good decisions based on accurate data. The result is that with accurate data you can convert visitors to your site into paying customers.

 

Action: It's up to your agency to explain in great detail what their approach is, and of course it's up to you to ask! The strategy should be designed to help you reach your goals, whilst staying within budget.

 

No. 8: Capitalizing on Your Investment

 

 

Once your new website has launched, a good web design agency will continue their relationship with you. A professional design agency will help with analytic reporting and work with you to ensure you reach your goals.

 

Action: When hiring a new web design agency, ask about their ongoing relationships; meaning, how are they currently assisting other clients? Ask if they have ongoing service or maintenance plans on perhaps a monthly or quarterly basis that you may be able to sign up for.

 

 

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Choosing the Right Whiteboard Animation Company

 

Making the decision to invest in a whiteboard animation video is a smart business decision; a decision that can benefit your business in both the short-term and long-term. However, there are many, many companies out there producing whiteboard marketing videos, so how will you know if you've chosen the right one?

 

Below we've listed our suggestions on what to look for when contemplating hiring a whiteboard animation company-

 

Quality

 

What you don't want is an amateur-looking whiteboard video! Because, if this is what you end up with, you've just wasted a lot of time and money. Professional, experienced whiteboard animation companies employ people with a background in art; people with amazing artistic capabilities. This is an important business decision and, unless you make the right choice, your target audience won't take your business seriously.

 

Styles

 

A professional whiteboard animation company will have a selection of artistic styles for you to choose from: this may be because they're a company who employs various professional artists with animation backgrounds, or perhaps they have one ingenious artist who's capable of producing different styles.

 

In the production process of whiteboard animation, you'll start by coming up with, then perfecting, the script. Your allocated artist will then prepare some animation samples for your perusal. If you're not happy with what you see, then it's much easier to change styles than it is to change entire companies.

 

Creativity

 

You're looking for creativity, because your video needs to fuel the fire in the hearts of your customers: the last thing you need is a boring video that sends them straight to your competitors! Let's face it! People watch videos because they want to be entertained, so if your video doesn't entertain and amuse your customers, then it shouldn't be presented as entertainment. We expect animation to be imaginative, out-of-the-box, humorous, so if you're just looking for a quick way to get some cut-and-dry information to your target audience, then perhaps an animation video is not the right tool for you.

 

Memory Retention

 

Many businesses use flyers, but the problem with flyers is that consumers receive so many of them that they usually go straight into the trash; but more importantly, rarely is a flyer memorable. On the other hand, a funny and well put-together whiteboard animation can stay in viewers' minds for up to 2 months! When you combine visual and auditory teaching styles, together with some great background music and simple images, whiteboard animation can be one of the most effective and memorable video marketing techniques available.

 

Price

 

Creating a whiteboard animation may seem a simple process, and you could certainly save yourself a lot of money by producing a video yourself; but unfortunately, you'll be sacrificing style, creativity, and more importantly, quality. And sadly, there are whiteboard companies out there that charge a fortune for an end-product that looks home-made. This means that you need to do your research before hiring a whiteboard animation company. Check for testimonials; and when comparing prices, understand what you'll be receiving for your money. Sometimes it's necessary to spend a little more to achieve better service, more choices, and a professional end-result.

 

 

 

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There Are Different Types of Web Designers

 

Please see below for our definition of different types of web designers -

 

- Website Designer

 

Basically, a website designer is the Project Manager for your website design. It's the person who helps you determine the page layout, colors, text location, and graphics; plus, page navigation and how pages will cross-link to one another. In addition, your website designer may be the person who does the graphic art-work for your website, and they may do the computer programming: alternatively, this work would be subcontracted out to a programming specialist.

 

- Website Programmer

 

A website programmer is the person who gets the design from the website designer then creates the code that makes the site run. It's the programmer who makes sure your website works well for your visitors, which means that they're responsible for all the behind-the-scenes technical stuff.

 

- Graphic Designer/Artist

 

A graphic designer/artist is the person who creates the brand image for your website - you might like to consider this person as a visual artist, because they choose or create the graphics for your website, and this includes the logo, colors, page layout, illustrations, and so on.

 

- Internet Marketing Consultant

 

The marketing consultant is the person who works out how to get traffic to your website and convert that traffic into sales. It's the marketing consultant who ensures that your website and overall marketing strategy are compatible.

 

Bonus! If you're lucky, you may be able to find someone with expertise in all four skills!

 

Determining Who's a Good Designer, and What Their Charges Should Be

 

When choosing your designer, you first need to decide whether you prefer to work with someone locally, or whether you're prepared to work remotely over the phone and by email. The following tips may be helpful when choosing your website designer -

 

- Pay special attention to how much information the designer asks about your business. For them to work effectively for you they'll need to get to know both you and your business intimately. Unless they take the time to understand your business, how can they design a website that reflects you, your business, and your brand?

 

- Ask to see websites they've designed, and with this information you should know immediately whether you like their style, or not. Are they flexible in their designs, or is there a certain feel to all their sites?

 

- Did they just do the programming for these websites, or did they also do the layout design and graphics?

 

- Are they able to recommend a good graphic artist if they don't do graphic work themselves?

 

- Do they have a Website Planning Guide so you can work through the design together? It's very helpful if they do! Will all discussions and decisions be documented? Do they have a systematic, structured planning process that you can follow through the design phase?

 

- Do they have a thorough knowledge of internet marketing? It's imperative that the site they create for you will meet both your marketing and business goals. An attractive website is useless unless it's generating prospects and revenue.

 

- Be aware upfront what the designers' fees are, including the estimated total cost for the completed website. You'll probably need to discuss content and certain features of the website to enable the designer to give you a fairly good estimate; however, depending on their location and their expertise, you should expect to pay between $60 and $125 per hour. A simple, top quality business website with good layout and graphic design will cost between $2,500 and $5,000, and you should expect the price to be higher if you add a shopping cart, newsletter, blog, email address setup, auto responders, SEO, logo design, membership site, or if there are many pages to your website.

 

- Be clear on the payment process. Will you be required to make a deposit, and if so, how much? Will they bill you when certain milestones are reached, or will they invoice you monthly?

 

- Remember that your budget is your responsibility - not the designers, so make sure they stay within your budget. Pay attention if the designer keeps suggesting new add-ons that will only increase the cost of your website.

 

- Ask for contact details for their current and past clients, because you need to know how smoothly the design process was. You're looking for someone who not only has good project management skills, they also need good communication skills. You're also looking for someone who will listen to you and not just give their own advice. How was their customer service? You need someone who will return phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

 

- Will your designer be maintaining your website after the initial design and, if so, what will they charge for that service? There are designers who enjoy creating new sites but are not interested in maintaining them. If you have a virtual assistant who's skilled in website programming they may be able to maintain your website for a lower hourly fee. Be aware of the types of programming that are used in your website, and this will be helpful when you're looking for someone to update it.

 

- If your plan is to maintain the website yourself, ask your designer if they'll design it accordingly, making sure it's easily maintainable by a business owner. Your website could be designed on a blog/CMS platform, such as WordPress, which gives you the freedom to edit text and graphics.

 

- Ensure that your contract states very clearly that the copyright to the entire website belongs to you. Of course, this excludes stock photos and graphics because the original artist or photographer owns the copyright to those images. All coding work and all content, including graphics custom-created for you by someone else, should be owned by you.

 

- Regardless of whether you or your website designer registered your domain name, make sure the domain name is owned by you.

 

- Ultimately, you must be able to easily edit your own website, or have someone else do it for you, so make sure you request original, editable source files from your designer.

 

- Do you like your new designer, because you need to enjoy talking and working with them. Are they acting ethically with you? Are they focused on working on the task at-hand, or are they rambling and wasting your time? Do you find yourself agreeing with their values? Are they offering invaluable advice and insight about your website design?

 

- Be very clear with your prospective website designer about your deadline, and ask if they can meet it. You may find that you'll have to wait for your designer because most good website designers are booked for the next few weeks. If you're not clear about a specific deadline, work with the designer to establish an acceptable working deadline that suits both parties. This is especially important if you'll be writing the content for the website.If you're in the process of hiring a website designer it means you already understand just how crucial your website will be to the success of your business. Therefore, it's worth taking the time to interview as many potential website designers as is necessary to find a designer who's willing to listen to your thoughts and ideas, who has great advice of their own, who's prepared to work within your timeframe and budget, and who can create a website that positively reflects both you and your business.

 

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Some history on the Website Design Services Industry

 

Website Designer

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up. Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.

 

Web Designer Tools and technologies

 

Web designers use a variety of different tools depending on what part of the production process they are involved in. These tools are updated over time by newer standards and software but the principles behind them remain the same. Web designers use both vector and raster graphics editors to create web-formatted imagery or design prototypes. Technologies used to create websites include W3C standards like HTML and CSS, which can be hand-coded or generated by WYSIWYG editing software. Other tools web designers might use include mark up validators and other testing tools for usability and accessibility to ensure their web sites meet web accessibility guidelines.

 

Skills and techniques

 

Marketing and communication design

 

Marketing and communication design on a website may identify what works for its target market. This can be an age group or particular strand of culture; thus the designer may understand the trends of its audience. Designers may also understand the type of website they are designing, meaning, for example, that (B2B) business-to-business website design considerations might differ greatly from a consumer targeted website such as a retail or entertainment website. Careful consideration might be made to ensure that the aesthetics or overall design of a site do not clash with the clarity and accuracy of the content or the ease of web navigation, especially on a B2B website. Designers may also consider the reputation of the owner or business the site is representing to make sure they are portrayed favorably

 

User experience design and interactive design

 

User understanding of the content of a website often depends on user understanding of how the website works. This is part of the user experience design. User experience is related to layout, clear instructions and labeling on a website. How well a user understands how they can interact on a site may also depend on the interactive design of the site. If a user perceives the usefulness of the website, they are more likely to continue using it. Users who are skilled and well versed with website use may find a more distinctive, yet less intuitive or less user-friendly website interface useful nonetheless. However, users with less experience are less likely to see the advantages or usefulness of a less intuitive website interface. This drives the trend for a more universal user experience and ease of access to accommodate as many users as possible regardless of user skill. Much of the user experience design and interactive design are considered in the user interface design.

 

Advanced interactive functions may require plug-ins if not advanced coding language skills. Choosing whether or not to use interactivity that requires plug-ins is a critical decision in user experience design. If the plug-in doesn't come pre-installed with most browsers, there's a risk that the user will have neither the know how or the patience to install a plug-in just to access the content. If the function requires advanced coding language skills, it may be too costly in either time or money to code compared to the amount of enhancement the function will add to the user experience. There's also a risk that advanced interactivity may be incompatible with older browsers or hardware configurations. Publishing a function that doesn't work reliably is potentially worse for the user experience than making no attempt. It depends on the target audience if it's likely to be needed or worth any risks.

 

Page layout

 

Part of the user interface design is affected by the quality of the page layout. For example, a designer may consider whether the site's page layout should remain consistent on different pages when designing the layout. Page pixel width may also be considered vital for aligning objects in the layout design. The most popular fixed-width websites generally have the same set width to match the current most popular browser window, at the current most popular screen resolution, on the current most popular monitor size. Most pages are also center-aligned for concerns of aesthetics on larger screens.

 

Fluid layouts increased in popularity around 2000 as an alternative to HTML-table-based layouts and grid-based design in both page layout design principle and in coding technique, but were very slow to be adopted. This was due to considerations of screen reading devices and varying windows sizes which designers have no control over. Accordingly, a design may be broken down into units (sidebars, content blocks, embedded advertising areas, navigation areas) that are sent to the browser and which will be fitted into the display window by the browser, as best it can. As the browser does recognize the details of the reader's screen (window size, font size relative to window etc.) the browser can make user-specific layout adjustments to fluid layouts, but not fixed-width layouts. Although such a display may often change the relative position of major content units, sidebars may be displaced below body text rather than to the side of it. This is a more flexible display than a hard-coded grid-based layout that doesn't fit the device window. In particular, the relative position of content blocks may change while leaving the content within the block unaffected. This also minimizes the user's need to horizontally scroll the page.

 

Web Design NAICS Index Description

 

541511 Web (i.e., Internet) page design services, custom

 

Some history on the Graphic Design Services Industry

 

Graphic Designer

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use typography, visual arts, and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage.

 

Applications

 

From road signs to technical schematics, from interoffice memorandums to reference manuals, graphic design enhances transfer of knowledge and visual messages. Readability and legibility is enhanced by improving the visual presentation and layout of text.

 

Design can also aid in selling a product or idea through effective visual communication. It is applied to products and elements of company identity like logos, colors, packaging, and text. Together these are defined as branding (see also advertising). Branding has increasingly become important in the range of services offered by many graphic designers, alongside corporate identity. Whilst the terms are often used interchangeably, branding is more strictly related to the identifying mark or trade name for a product or service, whereas corporate identity can have a broader meaning relating to the structure and ethos of a company, as well as to the company's external image. Graphic designers will often form part of a team working on corporate identity and branding projects. Other members of that team can include marketing professionals, communications consultants and commercial writers.

 

Textbooks are designed to present subjects such as geography, science, and math. These publications have layouts which illustrate theories and diagrams. A common example of graphics in use to educate is diagrams of human anatomy. Graphic design is also applied to layout and formatting of educational material to make the information more accessible and more readily understandable.

 

Skills

 

A graphic design project may involve the stylization and presentation of existing text and either preexisting imagery or images developed by the graphic designer. Artistic pieces can be incorporated in both traditional and digital form, which involves the use of visual arts, typography, and page layout techniques for publications and marketing. For example, a newspaper story begins with the journalists and photojournalists and then becomes the graphic designer's job to organize the page into a reasonable layout and determine if any other graphic elements should be required. In a magazine article or advertisement, often the graphic designer or art director will commission photographers or illustrators to create original pieces just to be incorporated into the design layout. Or the designer may utilize stock imagery or photography. Contemporary design practice has been extended to the modern computer, for example in the use of WYSIWYG user interfaces, often referred to as interactive design, or multimedia design. Another aspect of graphic design is to have good research skills, analyzing a work of art and simultaneously seeing it in new ways. Graphic Design need skills such as power to convince the audience and selling the design. Communication is a key part in graphic design. The process of graphic design include the "process school" which is an approach to the subject that is concerned with the actual process of communication; it especially highlights the channels and media through which messages are transmitted and by which senders and receivers encode and decode. Semiotic School on the other hand, is message as a construction of signs which through interaction with receivers, produces meaning; communication as an agent. The process school is like the way in which a message is brought out to society.

 

North American Industry Classification System For Graphic Design Services

 

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning, designing, and managing the production of visual communication in order to convey specific messages or concepts, clarify complex information, or project visual identities. These services can include the design of printed materials, packaging, advertising, signage systems, and corporate identification (logos). This industry also includes commercial artists engaged exclusively in generating drawings and illustrations requiring technical accuracy or interpretative skills

 

Illustrative Examples: Commercial art studios
Independent commercial or graphic artists
Corporate identification (i.e., logo) design services
Medical art or illustration services
Graphic design consulting services

 

Graphic Design NAICS Index Description

 

541430 Art services, commercial
541430 Art services, graphic
541430 Artists, independent commercial
541430 Artists, independent graphic
541430 Artists, independent medical
541430 Commercial art services
541430 Commercial artists, independent
541430 Commercial illustration services
541430 Commercial illustrators, independent
541430 Communication design services, visual)
541430 Communication design services, visual
541430 Corporate identification (i.e., logo) design services
541430 Graphic art and related design services
541430 Graphic artists, independent
541430 Graphic design services
541430 Illustrators, independent commercial
541430 Medical art services
541430 Medical artists, independent
541430 Medical illustration services
541430 Medical illustrators, independent
541430 Silk screen design services
541430 Studios, commercial art

 

Some history on the Whiteboard Animation Video Services Industry

 

Whiteboard animation

Whiteboard animation is a process where a creative story and storyboard with pictures is drawn on a whiteboard (or something that resembles a whiteboard) by artists who record themselves in the process of their artwork. It is used in TV and internet advertising to communicate messages in a unique way.

 

Terminology

 

The term whiteboard animation comes from the process of someone drawing on a whiteboard and recording it. The actual effect is a time-lapse, or sometimes stop-motion. Actual animation is rarely used but has been incorporated. Other terms are video scribing, and animated doodling. These video animation styles are now seen in many variations, and have taken a turn into many other animation styles. With the introduction of software to create the whiteboard animations, the process has many different manifestations of varying quality.

 

Skills and techniques

 

Marketing and communication design

 

Marketing and communication design on a website may identify what works for its target market. This can be an age group or particular strand of culture; thus the designer may understand the trends of its audience. Designers may also understand the type of website they are designing, meaning, for example, that (B2B) business-to-business website design considerations might differ greatly from a consumer targeted website such as a retail or entertainment website. Careful consideration might be made to ensure that the aesthetics or overall design of a site do not clash with the clarity and accuracy of the content or the ease of web navigation, especially on a B2B website. Designers may also consider the reputation of the owner or business the site is representing to make sure they are portrayed favorably

 

Animation

 

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change[Note 1] by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.

 

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation are used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real time renderings.

 

Video editing

 

The term video editing can refer to: The process of manipulating video images. Once the province of expensive machines called video editors, video editing software is now available for personal computers and workstations. Video editing includes cutting segments (trimming), re-sequencing clips, and adding transitions and other Special Effects.

 

Linear video editing, using video tape and is edited in a very linear way. Several video clips from different tapes are recorded to one single tape in the order that they will appear.

 

Non-linear editing system (NLE), This is edited on computers with specialised software. These are non destructive to the video being edited and use programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid.

 

Offline editing is the process in which raw footage is copied from an original source, without affecting the original film stock or video tape. Once the editing has been completely edited, the original media is then re-assembled in the online editing stage.

 

Online editing is the process of reassembling the edit to full resolution video after an offline edit has been performed and is done in the final stage of a video production.

 

Vision mixing, when working within live television and video production environments. A vision mixer is used to cut live feed coming from several cameras in real time.

 

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation are used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real time renderings.

 

 

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