Before I get into the design industry, I have misread the concept of designers. They are fashion with good look and distinctive personality. Most important, they get a high salary and working in a free atmosphere and creative environment. Flexible hours and well paid. That’s the dreaming working state. Till now, after learning the concepts of design, I finally understand the differences among the terms, such web design vs. graphic design, and UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD, as well as Flat Design vs. Material Design. Each term has its own definition, but from the perspective of design, they have the cross-section.
Web design VS. Graphic design, the two terms look like an irrelevant group, indeed the confusion often occurs between them. Generally, the layman always calls web designers and graphic designers as “art designer”. Because all their work are misunderstood by the involvement of art skill and creative ability. Besides, they must be familiar with some essential design tools, and they can do the jobs related to web design or graphic design. This actually is based on a confusion about the design industry.