Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Artificial intelligence (AI) programs are beginning to generate art and design at levels once executed by trained graphic designers. Prior perceived threats have come from automation and the rise of computer-assisted graphic design, particularly Adobe Photoshop. Concerns associated with AI-based image generation programs and tools, such as DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion, present far more complex questions and rapidly changing conditions. By comparing three separate design activities, this thesis provides one perspective on the wider problems facing the graphic design field. Specifically, three creative processes for producing graphic design will be examined: (1) the designer working purely on their own, without AI assistance; (2) the designer working in close collaboration with an AI program; and (3) a non-designer who adheres to the AI as much as possible to create their work. Implications for graphic design production are discussed.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Jones, Keondre, "Will Art Generated by Artificial Intelligence Replace the Role of a Graphic Designer?" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3082.