Graphic design is everywhere. In the morning, it appears as type and image on your toothpaste, your cereal box and milk bottle. On the way to work we see it on billboards and posters and before going to sleep we might catch a glimpse of it in that book beside our bed. However, this ubiquity does not mean that it is invisible. Graphic design can be used to scream at us or to whisper. The form the message takes depends on the content and audience. In academic terms, we might describe graphic design as providing us with the tools for organising visual information. However, at the heart of it is communication. In the absence of the spoken word, graphic design enables us to meaningfully share information or messages with specific audiences. While understanding these audiences is important, understanding how we might use things such as type, colour and image to craft our communications is just as critical. Beginning the course with formal exercises and processes of making, we have experimented, discovered and refined. We have learnt typographic skills and built our visual literacies. Drawing on design history, we make meaning and play with meaning. We know different ways of communicating an idea. We seek to know the whats and the whys. And with our individual approaches to design, we have the capacity to answer the how.