Lecture Outtakes: Principles of Design

On Tuesday we discussed design principles. While we might not all be born designers, there are certain rules to follow that can make your visuals look polished and professional.

The four main principles are … CRAP: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity.

I also discussed additional principles, including proportion. According to the very useful site, fuelyourcreativity.com, proportion is defined as follows: “The size relationship of parts to the entire work, and to the other.”

The site also offers some great examples that I used in lecture.


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