Thanks to the advent of faster, more powerful computers and faster Internet, we expect our graphics to be higher quality. We as viewers expect more colors, higher resolutions, and more detailed designs, because our computers can handle these graphics; whereas even as little as five years ago, designers had to be mindful of what they could unload onto us. Now we fully expect art and design that seem to jump right out of our computer monitors, signage, or product packaging.
Thanks to graphic tablets, new design software, and advances in printing, designers can really get creative and design -- almost without limitation! Imagine how much faster a graphic designer can create with a tablet, rather than using a mouse to do all of their work. And of course with design suites like Adobe Creative Suite releasing new, updated software consistently every few years, the programs feature robust options for designers to utilize in new and often unexpected ways!
Printers now have the ability to print high resolution images, blending inks together to create true-to-life representations of what you see on a computer monitor, allowing for bolder designs on more materials than ever before.