Up your Designs!

In the beginning of going through the  8 Basic Principles of Design , I found them to be simple common sense suggestions.  In reality, trying to display them was trickier. What one thing means in one scenario actually means a whole separate thing when speaking about design. This assignment was very interesting. It involved taking a step back and acting as the designer and/or manufacturer all in one. Whether the 5 principle designs shown were types of packaging, a backyard, or sheet, these principles are the key to being able to sell your products. There is a strategic plan  to everything that surrounds us, and these tutorials and tips have clarified that for me.

When trying to decide which pictures to take for this assignment, I really had to look everywhere. I had to convince myself that a single label or pattern coincided with the definition of a principle design. It was made more difficult because often one idea worked for many. Take a second to go over my #designblitz and let me know what you think!

Processed with VSCO with fp8 presetThis #designblitz shows space even though it could also show color. Within the design there are multiple parts that is left clear. Even though the colors do make the water bottle pop, this clear space is  equally important. Especially since the company is trying to sell water.

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Now this #designblitz actually does show color! The manufacturers of this deodorant decided to utilize the complementary color scheme. As we learned from the  8 Basic Principles of Design (Links to an external site.) you should try to match opposite sides of the color wheel if possible.  And since red and green are on opposite sides of the color wheel that has to mean they look great together.

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The 3rd #designblitz shows the design element of hierarchy. You can see the brand of popcorn is shown in larger and bolder font. It is also shown in a brighter color that pops more. This places the most important message physically higher than all the other pieces of information. It is clear the rest of the information decreases in size as well as importance!

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This bed helps get across the idea of repetition. Repetition helps strengthen the overall look of the design. Even though the colors switch off slightly, the repeating pattern ties together the complexity of the bed to organize it and keep it consistent. #designblitz


The last #designblitz is balance. The balance of the chairs around the fireplace ties together the yard and gives it a stability appearance. With the bright chairs all angled in the same way toward each other it provides the professional and attractiveness that the  8 Basic Principles of Design  educated us on. This cleans up the yard instead of it being  messy or empty!

It may seem like it, but this post is not an ad for anything!

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