Graphic design is a craft where professionals create visual content to communicate messages. By applying visual hierarchy and page layout techniques, designers use typography and pictures to meet users’ specific needs and focus on the logic of displaying elements in interactive designs, to optimize the user experience.
Animation is a method of photographing successive drawings and models or even puppets, to create an illusion of movement in a sequence. This is because our eyes can only retain an image for 1/6 of a second. When multiple images appear in fast succession, the brain blends them into a single moving image. In traditional animation, pictures are drawn or painted on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and shown on film.
Early cartoons are examples of this but today most animation is made with computer generated imagery or cgl.