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60+ Handy Graphic Design Tips To Gear Up For 2020

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You know how a piece of chocolate helps you when your sugar is low? You might not eat the entire bar but that one little bit really helps to recharge you. The same way, while it is good to watch a complete tutorial on designing something specific, it’s always great to find small bites of techniques that can improve the way you approach design or help you design better.

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional graphic designer, everyone needs bite-size tips that can add that extra charm to their designing process or design itself.

Let us grab what we need from these handy design tips.

Busy In Branding

1) In Branding: Solve The Problem Visually

In Branding: Solve The Problem Visually

Choice Of Colors

2) Always Make A Color Palette Before You Start Designing

 

Always Make A Color Palette Before You Start Designing

3) Make Color Palettes Of Odd Numbers

 

Make Color Palettes Of Odd Numbers

4) Match Your Colors Right

 

Match Your Colors Right

5) Consider Your Color Context

 

Consider Your Color Context

6) Refer To A Color Wheel When Making A Color Palette

 

Refer To A Color Wheel When Making A Color Palette

7) When Selecting Colors, Look At Them On Light And Dark Backgrounds

 

Look At Them On Light And Dark Backgrounds

8) For Complex Color Transitions, Use The Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

 

Use The Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

9) CMYK For Print And RGB For Screen

 

CMYK For Print And RGB For Screen

10) Take Full Advantage Of Color Contrasts

 

Take Full Advantage Of Color Contrasts

11) Study The Psychology Of Colors Before Using Them

 

Study The Psychology Of Colors Before Using Them

Flowing With Typography

12) Don’t Be Boring. Experiment With Typography In Your Design

 

Experiment With Typography In Your Design

13) Study The Psychology Of Fonts When Designing A Business Card

 

Study The Psychology Of Fonts When Designing A Business Card

14) Create Visual Uniformity With Your Typeface Choice

 

Create Visual Uniformity With Your Typeface Choice

15) Stay Away From Generic Typefaces

 

Stay Away From Generic Typefaces

16) Study Font Psychology Before Pairing Fonts

 

Study Font Psychology Before Pairing Fonts

17) Pair Contrasting Fonts

 

Pair Contrasting Fonts

18) Using Comic Sans Is A Design Crime

 

Using Comic Sans Is A Design Crime

19) Choose The Right Font For Your Industry

 

Choose The Right Font For Your Industry

Lo! The Logo Is Here

20) Don’t Use Raster Images For Your Logo

 

Don’t Use Raster Images For Your Logo

21) Reflect The Brand In The Logo

 

Reflect The Brand In The Logo

22) Add Negative Space In Minimal Logos

 

Add Negative Space In Minimal Logos

23) Use The Pathfinder In Illustrator To Design Logos

 

Use The Pathfinder In Illustrator To Design Logos

24) Use Only One Trend In A Logo Design

 

Use Only One Trend In A Logo Design

25) Watch Online Logo Design Videos

 

Watch Online Logo Design Videos

26) Design A Logo With A Long Shelf-Life

 

Design A Logo With A Long Shelf-Life

27) Follow A Logo Design Process

 

Follow A Logo Design Process

28) Feature A Recognizable Symbol In Your Logo

 

Feature A Recognizable Symbol In Your Logo

29) A Logo Design Should Not Look Like An Icon Without Meaning

 

A Logo Design Should Not Look Like An Icon Without Meaning

30) Customize Typeface In Logo Design

 

Customize Typeface In Logo Design

Just Tryna’ Structure It

31) Use Visual Hierarchy To Order Your Content

 

Use Visual Hierarchy To Order Your Content

32) Use Lines To Give A Sense Of Direction In Design

 

Use Lines To Give A Sense Of Direction In Design

33) Focus On The Composition Of Visual Elements In Design

 

Focus On The Composition Of Visual Elements In Design

34) Apply Grid For A Clean Composition

 

Apply Grid For A Clean Composition

35) Play With Symmetry

 

Play With Symmetry

Stuck In With Trends

36) Keep An Eye On Design Trends

 

Keep An Eye On Design Trends

36a) Use A Trend That Resonates With Your Business, Design And Audience

 

Design And Audience

The Web Of All Design

37) Avoid Cluttering Your Web Pages

 

Avoid Cluttering Your Web Pages

38) Create Contrast In Your Web Design

 

Create Contrast In Your Web Design

39) Make Your Website Responsive For Web Design

 

Make Your Website Responsive For Web Design

40) Leave White Space In Your Web Design

 

Leave White Space In Your Web Design

41) Define The Structure Of Your Website Nicely

 

Define The Structure Of Your Website Nicely

42) Use Attractive Hero Images

 

Use Attractive Hero Images

43) Use CSS To Make HTML Fancy

 

Use CSS To Make HTML Fancy

44) Use Web-Friendly Fonts For Websites

 

Use Web-Friendly Fonts For Websites

45) Ensure Your Site Is Easy To Navigate

 

Ensure Your Site Is Easy To Navigate

46) Use Icons To Support Your Message

 

Use Icons To Support Your Message

Ideas Worth A Grand!

47) Create A Mood Board For Your Visual Design Project

 

Create A Mood Board For Your Visual Design Project

48) Don’t Throw Away Any Of Your Ideas

 

Don’t Throw Away Any Of Your Ideas

49) Sketch Your Ideas First

 

Sketch Your Ideas First

50) Sketch Every Single Idea, Even The Bad Ones

 

Sketch Every Single Idea

51) Make Something From Your Ideas

 

Make Something From Your Ideas

52) Don’t Sit Aloof, Always Be Inspired

 

Always Be Inspired

How Graphic Can Design Get?

53) In Design Use The KISS Formula: Keep It Simple And Sexy

 

Keep It Simple And Sexy

54) Pick Your Design Elements Wisely

 

Pick Your Design Elements Wisely

55) Don’t Copy; Be Original

 

Don’t Copy; Be Original

56) Make Attractive Designs Otherwise, Don’t Make Them

 

Make Attractive Designs Otherwise

57) Every Design Project Needs To Be Tackled Differently

 

Every Design Project Needs To Be Tackled Differently

58) Study The Psychology Of Design Before Creating A Project

 

Study The Psychology Of Design Before Creating A Project

59) Use Blending Modes For Interesting Effects

 

Use Blending Modes For Interesting Effects

60) Add Emotions To Your Designs Using Visual Elements

 

Add Emotions To Your Designs Using Visual Elements

61) Don’t Copy From Design Inspiration

 

Don’t Copy From Design Inspiration

62) The Pen Tool In Illustrator Is Better Than The Line Tool

 

The Pen Tool In Illustrator Is Better Than The Line Tool

63) Create Your Own Background Patterns

 

Create Your Own Background Patterns

64) Make Original Designs

 

Make Original Designs

65) Create The Right Emotional Connection In Design

 

Create The Right Emotional Connection In Design

66) Learn To Love Negative Space

 

Learn To Love Negative Space

67) Build Your Portfolio With Good Projects

 

Build Your Portfolio With Good Projects

So there you go sixty-seven wholesome tips about kickass graphic designing, unique logo design, user-friendly web designs, amazing colors, defined structure, spot-on branding and new trends – all in one place. Enjoy this collection and let us know your favorite tip. If you like all of them or most of them, be sure to share it with your designer friends.

A visual design blogger passionate about interactive, experiential and captivating techniques designers, marketers and brands use to accentuate messages, tell stories, and spread awareness. I’m a visual addict like Alice, who finds books (or anything) without pictures boring! My writings focus on graphic and web design, branding, and visual marketing. My hobbies are to write poems, draw zentangles, read mysteries, and watch YouTube videos.

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