Practical Graphic Design Advice for Creative People

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

How to create amazing designs with the Golden Ratio Did you know that there is a common mathematical ratio that is found in nature, called the Golden Ratio? It has had many names throughout the years, such as the Golden Section, Golden Mean and to the Renaissance...
Flat design is NOT Lazy Design

Flat design is NOT Lazy Design

Flat design is a term that is used for the two-dimensional images that have been popping up everywhere lately and has become popular with UX Design, (User Experience Design) on websites and mobile apps. It is true that flat design is a minimalistic approach but it is...
Know the Differences Between Design and Layout

Know the Differences Between Design and Layout

The differences between design and layout are pretty straight forward. Design is the over-all look and layout is the structure. Design: Looking at the image below, the design includes the colour scheme, typography & images. Great use of a cool colour in the...

White Space – the Next Best Thing to Content

White space (or negative space), is an area left in between different elements of your design. Designing your white space as you would your content gives more meaning to your work. There are two types of white space: Active and Passive. Active white space is an area...

Why I Choose to Design with Grids

By using a grid as framework for laying out the design, you can align the content text into place, both horizontally and vertically. The grid helps the design complete balance and spacing, which are an important part of the principals and elements of design, and...