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Signs Dictate - Design Educates

 

Signs Dictate - Design Educates

Our design lessons teach you to create ideas with layers of meaning.

A graphic design is much more than a sign. A sign will only tell you one thing such as 'stop' or 'go'. However, a good graphic design has several layers of visual and verbal meaning that communicate many things.

 

How to Create Original Ideas

 

Composition Techniques

Our design lessons teach you to create original designs.

The first ideas that you think of are not usually the most original. The reason they are already in your head is because you have seen them before in one form or another. The best ideas are those that you discover by trial and error through arranging and adapting the layout of your design.

 

How to Develop Ideas

 

Think Outside the Box

Our design lessons teach you how to develop your ideas

Some students have skills in drawing but struggle when it comes to generating ideas. However, our composition techniques can teach you how to develop your ideas in graphic design.

Composition Techniques for Graphic Design

 

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Each of the font symbols above was randomly chosen as a starting point to demonstrate the process of developing an idea for a graphic design.

Click on each symbol to explore a range of composition techniques that you can use to develop and adapt for your own ideas in graphic design.

Once you have studied our examples you can find other symbols in our free Graphic Design Resource Sheets that you may print and use to explore the techniques you have learned.

Graphic Design: Logotypes and Typography

These lessons introduce you to some basic principles of good design that will help you to develop effective logotypes with an understanding of relevant typography.

 

Graphic Design: How to Create and Develop Ideas

These lessons introduce you to some of the skills and techniques that will expand your creativity in developing original ideas for graphic design.

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