A 2d design professional draws 2-dimensional, or flat, images used in mechanical drawings, electrical engineering projects, video games, animation, clothing construction, and architecture. Professionals working in 2d design use a combination of drawing skills and computer-aided drafting technology to create images for plans, brochures, websites, and other products. They may meet with clients to determine design specifications, draw images, layout designs, interact with artists and photographers, work with writers to incorporate text and oversee printing processes used to complete a project. Some 2d design professionals work as independent contractors; other possible employers include engineering firms, municipal planning agencies, power plants, graphic design companies, animation studios, and video game developers.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics), are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. Such images may be stored for viewing later or displayed in real-time.