3 reasons why graphic design and copywriting should work together

Hi, I am Praneeth.

In this blog, you will learn why graphic design and copywriting move together.

I will also explain the benefits of both graphic design and copywriting.

So without further ado let’s get started.

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Definition of both.

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Here you will learn the detailed definition and why both of them are important explained in detail.

Let’s first start with graphic design and then learn about copywriting.

What is Graphic design?

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In simple words,

Graphic design is an art and practice of showing ideas and thoughts in visual content.

Some examples include,

Logos, website design, t-shirt, and product packaging design, video games, etc.

Why is it important?

Graphic design is a very important part of any business and industry.

Here is a simple fact about visual data,

  • The human brain processes visuals and images 60 thousand times faster than text and 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual.

Graphic design is an art that deals with everything related to visual content.

Graphic design is important because,

  1. It is key in catching and captivating eyes in the marketing of a product (people judge a book by its cover and first impressions really matter).
  2. Graphic design can persuade people to take some action.
  3. Graphic design is important because it gives you an upper hand over the competition because it is creative in nature.

For detailed information about graphic design.

Read my guide on why graphic design is important.

What is copywriting?

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In simple words,

It is an act of writing a text or sentences for the purposes of increasing brand awareness and persuading people to take some desired action like to either buy a product or service or become a lead for some company.

Why is it important?

Copywriting is a crucial part of any marketing campaign you select in this world,

It is because,

Even though copywriting deals with text but it is meant for the purpose of persuading people to take some desired action.

Copywriting is important for the following reasons,

  • It grabs the attention of people.
  • It helps in building brand awareness with people.
  • It sends the message of your business to the audience properly.
  • It builds relationships and helps get connected with readers and the audience in general.
  • It can persuade people to take some desired action

Copywriting is very important for any business and industry because it can compel and influence people for something or the other.

Do copywriters need to know graphic design?

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Not necessarily.

It is great if copywriters know graphic design but it is not completely necessary that they need to know that.

Even if you don’t know graphic design you can still be a great copywriter as there are many copywriters in the world who are highly successful by mastering the art of copywriting and,

Persuading people through text from platforms like freelancing, Blogging, affiliate marketing.

But it doesn’t mean you can’t or you shouldn’t learn graphic design as being a copywriter and vice versa,

If you have both the skills in your bucket,

You are going to be more in demand as a freelancer to companies and of better knowledge and valuable than others.

Why & how graphic design and copywriting can move together?

Both graphic design and copywriting work for a single main purpose which is to,

  • Build relationships and connections between brands and audiences.
  • Persuade people to take actions mainly in Marketing.
  • Communicate the idea and message more effectively but in different ways.

But the way both meet together is totally different as graphic design deals with visual content mainly images and lots of colors whereas copywriting deals mainly with text, words.

Knowing the fact that both graphic design and copywriting move together, here are 3 ways both should collaborate for effective results overall.

Here is a quick overview of the ways both should make collaborations,

  1. SEO.
  2. Key in marketing and sales.
  3. Effective content and results.

Let’s see why and how they should continue in collaboration in detail now.

  1. SEO and content marketing.

Seo is search engine optimization which is a practice of optimizing websites according to search engines to drive maximum traffic from them.

Blogging and content marketing is a very crucial aspect in SEO.

The reason why copywriting and graphic design is important and work together for SEO is because,

With copywriting in SEO, 

You can create better content that is more engaging with users because UX is a crucial factor in SEO at the same time,

With SEO copywriting, you can create content that can convert well into leads and sales at the same time get shared a lot on social media and help you build Expertise and authority over the subject.

SEO copywriting can leads to lots of backlinks and traffic to your website as well.

Let’s see why and how graphic design is important for SEO.

Before I talk anything about graphic design here are quick facts,

  • Articles with images get 94% more views as opposed to those with no visuals.
  • 71% of bloggers report using visuals as part of their marketing strategy.
  • 32% of marketers say visual images are the most important form of content for their businesses.

Graphic design is a key part of an effective SEO strategy because,

Graphic design deals with all the visual aspects like,

  • Infographics.
  • Website design.
  • Logo.
  • Images.
  • Blog covers.

Visuals and colors keep the reader on the website by grabbing his attention.

Visuals and graphics like logos and website design also help in conveying messages to the audience which words can’t.

As a matter of fact, a single infographic can be equal to 1000 words.

This is the reason why graphic design is a key part of SEO.

In this regards both graphic design and copywriting must collaborate in Search Engine Optimisation, content marketing, and blogging.

2. Key things in marketing and sales.

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Because graphic design and copywriting serve a single purpose of increase in sales and marketing of a company and a product.

They both must collaborate at this point in Marketing strategies whether it is,

As I said earlier, 

Graphic design deals with visual content that grabs the attention of users with the use of colors and images and creates a good first impression.

Copywriting deals with text that lets users know about the brand, product and guides users to take action over something.

Both graphic design and copywriting will collaborate and move together in the marketing of products of companies and helping them drive more sales.

This is the reason we see most of the product packaging highly relies on the usage of lots of colors and,

Visuals which are created by graphic designers to make it very attractive and visually appealing as the saying goes “people do judge a book by its cover”.

Copywriting is used in headlines and the body of the products to make them more compelling to buy and use.

The mutual contribution of both graphic design and copywriting helps in the success of companies’ marketing of products and driving more sales.

3. Effective results with creativity.

When graphic design and copywriting collaborate with each other.

It beats the competition as it brings creativity to the table.

When 2 different people with different skillsets who are trying to achieve a similar goal collaborate, they come up with better innovative ideas to achieve the target.

The results you get from such marketing and advertising campaigns,

The results are much better and effective because it is user friendly as it includes both visuals which are eye-grabbing and copy or content which is compelling and persuasive yet easy to understand for users.

With that said let’s conclude the blog post.

Ending remarks.

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