Digital & Print

Digital vs. Print Design: How Are They Different?

At first glance, it may seem as though digital design and print design are very similar. However, there are some crucial differences to keep in mind when designing for these two types of media.

Different Kinds of Deliverables

Since digital and print designs appear in different places, it is up to designers to familiarize themselves with the types of deliverables they may be asked for.

Among other things, digital designers may create:

  • Banner ads
  • Infographics
  • Website elements
  • UX wireframes
  • Graphics for reports and white papers (PDFs)

Print designers would be more likely to create:

  • Brochures
  • Packaging
  • Book covers
  • Business cards
  • Print ads