Currently there are many people who have knowledge about graphic design even without having studied, and even earn money by doing any work that a client requests, especially for internet pages or social networks, in most cases. Here we have some tips about graphic design that could help any non-designer out there:
Follow Your Instinct and Your Taste
Let yourself be carried away by that artistic vein that you have, because there’s obviously a reason you like graphic design so much, and you know so much about it. Trust yourself and don’t get carried away by what your design should be, and focus on what you and the customer like.
Have a Color Palette
The color palette is the working tool of every graphic designer; it’s like the laws for the lawyers. Therefore, you must choose a good palette with bright colors, to draw more attention, and make the design stand out.
Right now, a lot of designs with background images or illustrations are being used, and those have a relationship with the design or writing that you will place. This is something to taste, and also according to what the client wants, will determine how serious the design should be. But it’s a good option in some cases.
The Use of Emoticons
Currently, there are many designs that have added emoticons to make it more youthful, relaxed and more life to the design. It’s a very used tactic because it makes the design look very nice.
Importance of Fonts
The use of the ‘right’ font has a great importance in every design. You may possibly don’t have the knowledge that is taught at the university to know what type of letters should be used in certain designs, but that doesn’t matter, just let yourself be carried away by your liking and when the design has different texts or paragraphs, use different fonts to make it look more attractive.
Visualize Your Design
Always try to visualize the design in your mind first, then try to make different sketches, and then choose which one you like the most. You don’t necessarily have to do an extensive research to make any design, just plan it so you can see if it’s worth it or you’ll have to do another, that way you’ll save more work.
Less Is More
This phrase is totally true. Try to make designs that are not so overloaded, put the right amount of fonts and colors, and have a balance between both the text and the image you are going to use. This will assure you a well-thought delivery of the initial idea.
The graphic design is very exciting, also demanding due to the amount of tricks that exist in that area, and being someone without an academic training on graphic design is harder, but that does not make you less worthy of trying. If you have talent, always try to develop your skills, and show it to the world.