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In the process of making a design, what is the design called? (Specifically in regard to graphic design)

As in:

Please see first design(??) of poster attached

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Sorry about that, I'm still learning my way around here :) –  Chaim Chaikin Nov 15 '11 at 18:53
    
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If I understand your question, this is usually referred to as a comp:

In graphic design and advertising, a comprehensive layout or comprehensive, usually shortened to comp, is the page layout of a proposed design as initially presented by the designer to a client, showing the relative positions of text and illustrations before the specific content of those elements has been decided on, as a rough draft of the final layout in which to build around.

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Thanks, seems to be what I'm looking for! However, once you design a comp, what would you refer to it as as you make revisions until you have finalized it? A revision perhaps? –  Chaim Chaikin Nov 15 '11 at 18:43
    
Design clients tend to be less technical, so version is normally preferred. –  Gnawme Nov 15 '11 at 23:35

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