Illustration series created in Sketch
One of my goals this winter break was to improve my visual design skills. I scheduled time out of each day to read visual design articles and further my skills in Sketch - a very powerful design too that empowers digital designers to create their best work.
How do I Improve visual my design skills?
- Read everyday on visual design and learn more about principles such as hierarchy, unity, balance, scale and emphasis.
- Learn about visual design elements including color, shape, space and form.
Below is a collection of illustrations created in Sketch where I used visual design principles and elements properties.
Developing an "eye for design" is challenging.
In visual design, having a thorough understanding of principles and elements are important to create great designs. Some of my learning from this challenge are the followings:
- Colors have different meanings.The meaning of a color may change depending on it context of use.
- A defined shape implies boundary in a space.
- Unity - A unified design is one where all the elements are organized in way that they all are in agreement.
- Balance provides equilibrium between elements. Symmetry is an application of balance.
- Hierarchy implies order of significance. It allows elements to be classified in order of importance.
- Scale can be used in a design to attract attention to a specific point or area.