But whatever it may, there is something which must stay intact. In the current scenario, when everyone wants to grab the scope of becoming a graphic designer, you must be rooted in a particular set of rules which are never meant to be BROKEN!
Here are top 7 graphic designing rules, and if you miss following even any of them, you can get the result as visually trembling designs while losing the credibility of your work in front of your audiences.
Start with a good designing idea:
Everything good starts with a good idea!
Graphic designing is the visual presentation of a specific concept that you have been a yearning in your mind since long. It may take 1000 bad ideas to come up with the award-winning solo good idea. All you need to be is very consistent and passionate about having good ideas which force you to do good works.
You can’t all your design to be equally accepted by your audiences. You can even find some of your ideas to get ended up at the trash. If you are trying to fix up the mistakes pointed out by your clients and those are not working still, it is the time to create an entirely new design instead.
Maintain the consistency:
A creative mind is like a completely new blank canvas and you can add colours to it according to your choice. But while working as a graphic designer, you need to be mindful about what you are working on.
If you are working for a brand and helping them in designing their brand recognition, you have to make sure that you follow the same design everywhere, they are present.
Also, you have to be very consistent about the colour palette that you are using while creating the design and the font type and size you are choosing either.
The brand materials you are creating must look like a series and not things from different planets.
Don’t reinvent the wheel:
Being creative doesn’t mean that you always have to create something. If there is something true and tried, you don’t need to change that until you get an excellent reason to do so.
No one can stop you from creating stunning designs, but you need to have reasons behind every design that you make.
For example, you will not put red text in a black background, will you? Or your design must follow from left to right. There are also reasons behind your logo to be placed at the top of your website.
Those are the obvious and considerable points that you must keep as they are and don’t need to try and change them at all.
Be conscious about every detail:
Designing is something which seeks for immense attention, and you need to give beyond your 100 per cent while creating the designs.
All the elements that you choose while crafting a design must be of suitable pixel and can be used in every size. You must know the difference between identical fonts (Like Arial and Helvetica are two different fonts).
Nowadays, all the designs are made using modern software. Thus, there is no reason for not being perfect. You must also know which font will be perfect for your target audience and which colour codes will be more attention-seeking while keeping up the value of your brand as well.
Using the proper style, font, colour and even paragraphs can increase your efficiency as a graphic designer.
Maintain Proportional Scaling:
Scaling is an element while designing. Whether you are working on Photoshop, Illustrator or another designing software, you can find a scale on the top of everything which helps you to maintain the equilibrium among the elements, texts and precisely the letters that you use in the design.
You need to be sure that you are using proper scaling in your graphics. If you are using any image as one of the elements of your design, you need to make sure that you don’t stretch that much and make it look terrible and unprofessional.
Also, you need to be very specific about the sizes of your website logo, social media logos etc.
Remember that bad design creates negative space in the audiences’ mind. Don’t make mistakes which can distract your viewers.
Count on your audiences’ opinion:
Being a designer all you must ask for who trust your work and appreciate your work more than anything. But you don’t earn them for free.
It takes your perseverance and observation to get them. You must have your favourite clients who like whatever you do, but that doesn’t mean that you are all set to win the world.
There are still many in your target audience list who did not like your previous work. But if they haven’t liked your design, there must be some good reasons behind that.
On the contrary, you also must not judge your designs to be wrong because your client who has a bad taste of colours did not like it.
Your clients are also humans who may have their own opinion. You need to understand the views and also pick some from many which you think can be worked upon to improve your work quality.
Being a designer, it is also your responsibility to educate your clients about the designs which will work the best for them and their brand.
Please keep it simple:
Less is always more and that is true at least while creating great graphic designs.
You create something which suits your purpose or can reflect the type of business you are doing.
But if you try to create something which is nowhere representing your business type, how you can expect your target audiences to understand what your logo is trying to say?.
If some elements don’t have any good reason for being at your design must be ignored from being there. For me, the less complicated is the design, the more benefits you can expect from it.