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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition. Jun 27 2011 In the first two sections of this primer, we covered the basic elements of design, and the basic principles of design.

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

In this section, we’ll cover the basic principles of composition. There are a variety of different composition theories you should familiarize yourself with. Since this is just a primer, there’s a brief overview of the most common and important theories. You’ll want to study each in more depth before putting them to use, so we’ve included some additional resources for each.

Single Visual The single visual method of composition is where a single, generally striking, visual image is used as the basis of the design. The single visual pattern is the easiest composition to successfully achieve. Diferencias entre un logotipo, un isotipo, un imagotipo, una marcaVintage InfoPorn No.1. My conceit, when I started making infographics, was simple.

Vintage InfoPorn No.1

I believed this was a *new way* of expressing and visualizing information, a thoroughly modern and zeitgeisty fusion of data and design. Oh you muppet David… These infographics were created by students of American African-American activist W.E.Dubois in 1902. They’re so modern looking! Right down to the type. Then there’s ISOTYPE – the International System Of TYpographic Picture Education. There’s a gorgeous small-format book on Isotype by Neurath’s wife Marie and Robin Kinross that’s worth a look. The vibe of ISOTYPE, and its tight visual language, depended heavily on the pictographic work of German artist Gerd Arntz. Nice! Gerd Arntz: Graphic Designer (look inside) is gorgeous book, recently published by 010 Publishers, celebrating his work (Amazon UK | US). So infography has risen and fallen in history. The Lost Principles of Design.

In the instant age that design has evolved into recently many of us often stray away from the basics.

The Lost Principles of Design

If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your head. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles. However, the more and more people that flood the internet for design content need to learn the basics before trying to make a stellar gradient in Photoshop. While this is cool and amazing right now, there will come a point where this style is strayed away from and a new style is made.

In history, this lesson has repeated itself with movements like the Bauhaus and Swiss Modernism and will soon come label our current trends as part of history. Balance. Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline. Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer.

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline

A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. 1. 8 reglas de oro para el diseño de interfaces.

El diseño de interfaces debería ser la columna vertebral de cualquier aplicación, porque?

8 reglas de oro para el diseño de interfaces

Un buen diseño de interfaz puede ser la diferencia para ofrecerle al usuario final una excelente experiencia de usabilidad, efectividad y hacer de tu sistema una joya. Del libro Designing the User Interface por Ben Shneiderman, nos listan 8 puntos para lograr una buena interacción con el diseño. 1 Luchar por la coherencia. Por qué el diseño es indispensable para las empresas. Son tiempos turbulentos para el mundo de los negocios.

Por qué el diseño es indispensable para las empresas

Las empresas hacen esfuerzos para adaptarse a la globalización de los mercados y de la competencia, la expansión de la economía basada en los servicios, el impacto de la desregulación y de las privatizaciones y la revolución del conocimiento y la informática. Una transformación igualmente importante (aunque menos obvia) se está produciendo en materia de diseño. Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte. By Nancy Duarte | 2:00 PM December 12, 2012 We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation.

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte

We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps. Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them. 1. To unearth the emotional appeal of your ideas, ask yourself a series of “why” questions. 2. 3. Free All-in-One Graphic Design Starter Kit. Graphic design has an amazing community.

Free All-in-One Graphic Design Starter Kit

Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like JustCreativeDesign, DesignNewz, and more. If there’s one issue, however, it’s that there’s almost too much great information out there. I know – good problem to have, right? But for those designers just starting out, or for those designers who are considering getting into design, the amount of information can be a little overwhelming.

This “kit” was originally intended to be a zipped file containing all of the links below; however, it clocked in at about half a gigabyte, which I thought most people wouldn’t want to sit and download (plus it would put a strain on our hosting). Software GIMP (Snow Leopard) (Leopard) (Windows) 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. True Colors: What Brand Colors Say About A Business. Studies have shown that a product’s color influences 60-80 percent of a customer’s purchasing decision, which makes choosing the wrong color a death sentence before your brand ever has a chance to get off the ground.

True Colors: What Brand Colors Say About A Business

The most recognizable labels in the world are defined by their colors.