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A Graphic Design Primer, 2: The Principles of Design. Noupe Article.

In her first article, “A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a DesignCameron Chapman reviews the seven basic elements of any design.

In this article, the author walks us through the principles you can apply to those elements to create a design, including several examples: Balance, Proportion, Dominance and Priority, Contrast, Rhythm and Flow, Harmony and Unity…

All of these principles can be applied to any project, and have a direct impact on the success of that design. “Learning to recognize and apply these design principles to your own work is a key step in becoming a better, more competent designer. Some of these elements are inherent in any design, regardless of whether they were consciously applied or not. The key to creating better designs is learning how to master these principles and apply them proactively to your design work, so that you use each to its maximum effect.” Proceed to article…