Good user interface design facilitates finishing the task at hand without drawing unnecessary attention to itself. Graphic design and typography are utilized to support its usability, influencing how the user performs certain interactions and improving the aesthetic appeal of the design; design aesthetics may enhance or detract from the ability of users to use the functions of the interface.
Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography and illustration.
I use a variety of different tools depending on what part of the production process I am involved in. These tools are updated over time by newer standards and software but the principles behind them remain the same. I use both vector and raster graphics editors to create web-formatted imagery or design prototypes.