Principles of Design
The Principles of Design, Unity, Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm and Proportion are used as a guide for creating effective and attractive designs. They apply to the graphics and their arrangement within a piece.
Although all good designs contain a combination of the principles, in the examples I have tried to isolated separate principles for the sake of this discussion.
The Principles of Design are just the beginning you need to:
- Constantly look at:
art and design
web sites, Interactive pieces
advertisments, tv and movie credits
street art, signs, billboards
art shows, museums
- Design and redesign and redesign again and again and again
- Pay attention to the details
- Take risks
- Keep an Idea Bank for sketches and notes, use it daily
- Be willing to take criticism of your work
With practise you can really grow as a designer but if you do not love what you are doing, it will be difficult if not impossible to become a really good designer.