Hello there! I wanted to make this month’s blog short and sweet. I feel that there a few graphic design tips that you should always have ‘handy’ when you start a project. I have listed a few below.
- Pair contrasting fonts.
- Use fonts that have high contrast to one another to get the effect you are looking for. However, don’t go overboard. Stick to a few fonts that are simple and easy to read.
- Match your colors.
- Try to match some of the font to the background color for an aesthetic that pops. Use colors or a color scheme that complement each other.
- To go along with the above, don’t be afraid of contrast. Contrast creates drama and is often easier to read. It is a good rule of thumb that if you have a light background, use dark font and conversely a dark background with light font.
- Align your images.
- Use grids or frames to align your images correctly. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of looking sloppy and unprofessional.
- Use hierarchy.
- The biggest and boldest thing on your design should be the most important. Scale the rest of the information by importance down from there.
- Space It Out
- Don’t just use space because you have it; be smart about what you place. Try spacing out things that you already have instead of adding more. Or trim unnecessary bits if you’re having trouble fitting it all in.
This is obviously the super-speedy, cliff notes version of some quick tips you should remember in graphic design. But, if you stick with these easy basics you are off to a great start.