Charlotte Greenwood, Illustration and Visual Media
Although I think of myself as an artist and photographer rather than an illustrator, I am aware of the impact my studies have had on my practice. Studying illustration has made me realise the significance of good communication and has altered my thought process and the way that I approach a project. As communication is the soul of my practice, it is important for me to consider what the role of communicators is in society.
In the words of Theo Haimann, ❝Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another... It is the process of imparting ideas and making oneself understood by others.❞
To determine what the role of communicators is in society, we can examine the functions of communication. From my research, I discovered that these are:
We can also investigate the responsibilities of a communicator to determine this. In Communication for Business Professionals (2018), David Simon, Michelle Grimes, and Shauna Roch explain that these include:
The Role of Communicators in Society in Relation to My Practice:
The message that I am trying to communicate through my art can be summarised as: human actions are destroying the environment and we need to change our ways. Therefore, I think that my role as a communicator in society is: