Elements and Principles of Design

Elements and Principles of Design - student project

This turned out to be a really refreshing project. It made me remember to think about WHY I like a piece; design, illustration, or otherwise.

My goal with this project was not only to restart my basics but to also find some inspiration for this upcoming Mother's Day. As a marketer for a small-town business, I like to make our logo stand out by using different styles for each month.

First Focus:

Elements of Design - Line

Elements and Principles of Design - image 1 - student project

I really liked the simple linework in some of these illustrations, as well as the splashes of color made with watercolor.

 

Second Focus:

Elements of Design - Color 

Elements and Principles of Design - image 2 - student project

For color, I seem to like two things, high contrast colors or colors in the same family. (Red on B/W or Yellows, Oranges, and Reds)

 

Third Focus:

Principles of Design - Balance

Elements and Principles of Design - image 3 - student project

When it comes to balance I noticed that I tend to like symmetry or asymmetry.

Heather Simmons
A Young Designer Looking to Learn