I'm trying to learn about graphic design so I'm reading stuff like this: https://www.canva.com/learn/visual-design-composition/
So much capital-G "Graphic Design" stuff really rubs me the wrong way, and I finally figured out how to articulate why:
Capital-G "Graphic Design" is ALWAYS trying to "look expensive" first and foremost. Communicating whatever the design is supposedly intended to communicate is always subservient to signaling "spent a lot of money on graphic design". And nobody's allowed to admit it!