Graphic Design is my Passion
What Is Simple Design?
In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about the basics of simple design and a few tips on how you can achieve it. Also known as minimalist design, simple design is basically what it sounds like. A design that is crisp and concise and that uses the least possible number of components to convey a message as clearly as possible. Graphic Design is my Passion.
One of the main goals of simplicity in design is to bring attention to your content and to the idea it needs to convey. That’s, of course, the goal of all types of design simple or not. But with minimalist design the focus on content is key.
How do you achieve simplicity in your design?
First of all, try using the bare necessities. Ask yourself these questions when adding a new design element.
Is this necessary? Does it serve a purpose?
Get rid of graphical bells and whistles like gradients back shadows or reflections that can clutter your aesthetic and do not serve the purpose of your design.
Secondly, use negative space strategically.
Negative spaces the space between within and surrounding the subject of your graphic In minimalism, empty space is an integral part of your design and can even give it its meaning. Graphic Design is my Passion Plus if there’s nothing else to look at your viewer’s gaze will naturally lock onto your subject.
Draw attention with color.
Another way to guide the attention of your audience is with color. Most simple designs play with neutral colors because they are comfortable to look at, soothing, and elegant. But they are also great backdrops for adding striking colors that better highlight your message and drive your design forward.
Finally, try communicating with fonts.
A common pattern of typography in minimalistic design uses clean lines sharp edges and soft curves. But there’s also the option to design only with text. In this case, you need to put those topography muscles to work and create
an interesting hierarchy that will draw your audience in. Overall, make sure you use just one font family to convey a clean and simple feel to the reader. In a world full of overstimulation from social media ads and billboards simply-design is like a breath of fresh air. So try using these minimal principles in your next design project in Vectornator. Be it UX, UI, layouts, or graphics to achieve beauty through simplicity.
4 Quick UI / UX Tips based on our own research and real projects.
Tip 1: Readability
Back when iOS seven was released and Super minimalism was really a hip thing to do. A lot of people went with thin and light fonts, but the main problem with those thin and light fonts is that they are very hard to read, especially with lower contrast displays or lower resolution displays. So this is simple to make your text more readable and more accessible.
Tip 2: Consistency
Always go for the regular app when you need to add icons to your project, there are just so many choices out there, and with that many choices, and with that many free icon packs that you can use, there’s a tendency to mix them together. And this is a very bad approach. Graphic Design is my Passion Always have your icons be from one consistent set. So when you’re using outline icons, use outline icons for all the icons and not have some of them filled.
Tip 3: Whitespace
And some of the outline buttons are likely the most important element in any design. That’s because, for someone to get paid in their app or a website, you need to push a button of some kind. And the button label is the thing that’s gonna tell your users what’s gonna happen when they click or tap on it. So you need enough wide space on the button for the label to be clearly readable. Avoid something like the example above.
If you consider X being the line-height of your text. It’s good to have a least the X amount of space from the top and the bottom, and also at least X from the left and right, but it’s optimal to actually have double DX. This is a tip that we also shared in the free chapters of the Designing User Interfaces book that you can download right now.
Tip 4 Top-Bottom
A few years ago, I’ve worked on a very large government form website. It was basically a series of forms that you had to fail to access some of the government services, and it was really, really, really big. Some of the initial designs wanted the forms to be very condensed. So to fill up space, they used multicolumn forms. And during user testing, we found out that they simply don’t work. Fiverr
It was actually way better to create single-column forms and then simply add a little bit more steps because people didn’t mind the extra steps, but they did mind having to actually scan not only from top to bottom but also from left to right. And the only exception from this rule is possibly the credit card CVV field, but that’s one of the very rare ones. So long story short, keep your forms in one column whenever you can.