Designing always requires grids and layouts for neatness and clarity. Yet there are designs that may make you think otherwise.
New trends defy the boundaries and sticking to layouts and grinds isn’t their thumb rule, as they just want to have fun. Which in turn makes this interesting and much more open to newness.
But still, usually if you are using 90-100% layouts and grids, go out of your comfort zone and use abstract art for designing, and bring in only 5-10% of an element to be in grid, that’s where neatness strikes.
Note closely, the abstract quotes in the design below, may look like they are not following any layout, yet there is a grid that is holding them together, with colors used to focus in a hierarchy. Will update this post with more examples.
How that small tip helps in designing better.
Basics design principles must be understood before preparing a set of layouts, although only a few considerations are suitable for the designer for use in preparing a graphic two-dimensional layout. Nine of the most important considerations reviewed in simple illustrations here are, 1 Balance, 2 Alignment, 3 Emphasis, 4 Proportion, 5 Movement, 6 Pattern, 7 Contrast, 8 Unity and 9 Perspective. We can name Design Principles in many ways and with variety of examples, and I shall continue to write more to help out those who are looking forward to a future with design. Just get your principles of design right.
These simple illustrations were made using Adobe Illustrator, and you may as well use Adobe Comp CC, yet there are many other software.