David Harper, graphic designer

The purposes of graphic design are to communicate a message, to simplify complicated information or ideas, and to solve problems. Design is not tied to a specific medium, only to that form that elevates the content and is appropriate for the message.

I have been engaged with learning and practicing graphic design for eight years. Graphic design is an obsession for me: a way to have control over something, and to create something that is both beautiful and functional.

I am learning to appreciate the perpetual challenge of design. The more time and energy that I put into researching about a topic, generating several ideas of possible solutions, and evaluating and re-evaluating those ideas—the more likely the finished solution will be effective. That is rewarding to me.