Designers, even the expert one, have been through mistakes in one or some of their design. We sure you have one of those design you want to take it back so bad. But, don’t worry! Take a deep breath, here we give you some common design mistakes , and how to prevent it happen.
Right, to prevent those mistakes, we summarize some common design mistakes, and how to prevent or deal with it
Jumping into design without a plan
Some designers (mostly beginner) consider that making a plan before designing is a waste of time. In fact, making plan will determine how our design will look like. Without a plan, your design might lose its direction
The easiest way to plan a design is; making a sketch. Your sketch doesn’t have to be fully detailed, just consider it enough to contain your whole design concept. For example, in making presentation, we always make a concept before designing it in power point. By sketching our concept, it helps us to plan where to place little details like icons, fonts, or even where blank space should be. A well-planned design always better than the incidental ones.
Choosing a font could make or break a design. Poor typography choice includes; too much font-style in one design, and fonts that doesn’t match with a project’s tone and manner.
Poor typography is actually easy to avoid, as long as you pay attention to these points. First, don’t use more than two kinds of font-family in one project. Use fonts that have the same ’feel’. Match serif with sans-serif font to stand out visual side. If using a background, make sure that your fonts still readable.
Typo. A word we often heard in social media daily basis. If you accidentally type a wrong letter when chatting with your friend, that’s not a problem. But, typo in design is death. Client would not forgive a typo.
To avoid it, do this. Finish your project way before deadline. Do other things. Then come back and check your project. Repeat if needed.
Too much color
Another impact of a design without a plan; using too much color in one project. Color-choosing, without a consideration, will successfully RUIN a design, how good the layout is.
Try not to use more than three color tone in one project. Color have to be well-planned, match perfectly with design style that you’ve planned before, and make a message inside your design stand-out.
Symmetrical design is good. But if it is too much, it will look boring. If every design elements in one projects are too symmetrical, your client would lose their interest. Try to create unorganized elements inside your design. Unsymmetrical design still has a balance and same harmony with the symmetrical ones, and still manage to stand out.
So, from those mistakes you’ve read, how many of them have you experienced? Don’t worry, we sure even the expert designer must have been through one or more mistakes above. Do you know any other design mistakes? Comment below, and share it!
Source: designshack.net, killerinfographics.com/blog