There are lots of great events for learning, mingling and becoming a part of the local design community. Be sure to take advantage of the OPEN STUDIO CRAWLS on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. This is a great way to see the inner workings of local design firms and agencies…FOR FREE!!!
Feel free to use the comments of this post to coordinate event attendance with other INK SLCC students. If you’re headed to an event, post a comment and let us know!
EVERY student should participate! Get out. Get seen. Have fun!
Our brains are naturally attracted to order…and also, grids are visually pleasing. A layout with content lined up on a horizontal or vertical grid will always be more attractive to look at than one that isn’t.
Choose a single visual element to focus on. If you must use multiple images, give them unity using alignment and proximity to create a single visual unit.
Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.
Using a design element more than once is a way to create visual relationships and continuity. Using the same alignment, color coding certain page elements and placing a page number in the same position on every page are just a few different ways that repetition helps create consistency for related pages in a publication.
Make it Interesting!
One of the easiest ways to make a layout visually interesting is to create contrast between elements. Be it type or images, this can be achieved through the use of scale, color, space, alignment and many of those other basic principles of design we thought we’d never use again. The greater the contrast between elements, the more interesting your layout will be.
Last week, INK SLCC members were invited to start creating and sharing posts with the entire community. To ease the transition from “enthusiastic design student” to “enthusiastic design studentANDturbo-awesome-design-blog-contributor” – and to clear up any confusion about the publishing process, here’s a little tutorial that explains EXACTLY how to create new posts and share content on the inkslcc.com website. (view in HD or fullscreen for best results.)
Remember, sharing is caring so…START SHARING RIGHT MEOW!!!
At 5 o’clock on Thursday, September 27th the Utah Chapter of the American Advertising Federation invites you to come along and ride on a fantastic voyage through some of the top agencies and design studios in Utah.
If you’ve been checking the blog, the calendar, Facebook page or the AIGA SLC website, you know that the first AIGA “Cocktails with Creatives” (or on this occassion, “Ice Cream with Creatives”) event of the season was held last night to inaugurate WeLikeSmall’s swanky new design space. It was a casual night of chatting it up with local design superstars and AIGA board members, touring the new studio, free well-designed swag and dessert induced brain-freeze.