- Typography and typesetting
Selecting the right type is paramount—whether it’s a clean sans serif typefaces like Helvetica or a hand-drawn script. Typography gives character and plays an emotive role in every design.
Grids are the underlying structure of a design layout. They allow the designer to create consistency and organise elements.
- Colour theory
For graphic designers, creating and applying a relevant colour scheme is a major part of answering the brief.
Think about the power of brand colours (e.g. Facebook’s blue, Cadbury’s purple, Coke’s red) and how certain colour combinations instantly communicate a particular mood or feeling.
What makes a good graphic designer?
- Critical Thinking
- Ulster University
Graphic Design & Illustration
Interaction & Experience Design
- London – College of Arts
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- Shillington College
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- Design Tuts
- Team Treehouse
- Adobe CC Tutorials
- YouTube – search for design & design application tutorials