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Creating a concise layout that people understand

lettering layout review

 

Getting beyond things like developing a colour palette, or choosing brushes, is developing a concise layout that your viewers will understand.

I don’t normally start my design process on the iPad. I still prefer to push a pencil around on paper when I’m working up my initial concepts. I don’t want to fiddle around with colours, layers or brushes. I want to get my thoughts down as quickly as possible. When I use my sketchbook, the most I need to do is click my mechanical pencil for more lead, and turn a page.

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Add To Your Layout By Taking Something Away

I wanted to share some thoughts on my recently completed TV remote project. I ran into a few difficulties that I thought were worth sharing.

There comes a point in my projects where I start to squint and tilt my head from side to side. It’s missing something, but I’m not sure what. Iteration is an important part of the process. We need to experiment, and fail, to find out what works, and what doesn’t.

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