ARTICLE SUMMERY: Jonathan Z. White reminds us that visual design is a visual language and good visual designs aren’t born, they are made.

In his article “Before you can master design, you must first master the fundamentals” he reminds us what those fundamentals are and that we should,

  • Go back to the basics with type
  • Use space to create balance
  • Use size to establish visual hierarchy
  • Use color to convey meaning

I like that he gives you tips on how to sharpen your design skills and exercises to help develop an eye for sizing and color. It’s a great article for the newbie and veteran designer alike.

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