Most people have a vague idea of what a graphic designer does. Creating logos for businesses? Working with images in Photoshop? Making magazine ads? Many designers do these things, but really they’re just little elements of a much bigger picture. Graphic design is all around you.
Have a message or a product you want people to notice? If you're trying communicate a concept in a visual way (maybe not your shopping list, unless you're feeling particularly creative) then you'll be using graphic design to get your message across. From pouring your morning cereal to waiting for the last bus home from the pub, you’ll find yourself looking at the work of a graphic designer.
Graphic design is about solving problems visually. Graphic design is about communication. The designer can work with the client to find the best way to visually communicate their message to the target audience and impact them in a positive way.