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Sign Design

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Tutorial

A Few Tips & Tricks

Design Principles

First and foremost, remember the 3 steps of good design:

  1. Learn the principles.
  2. Recognize when you’re not using them.
  3. Apply the principles. 

Always follow the 6 basic design principles:

  1. Balance
  2. Proximity
  3. Alignment
  4. Repetition
  5. Contrast
  6. White space

Effective Signs

When creating a sign, you should think about the following elements:

  • Enhanced with color and images
  • Full-color Graphics
  • Borders help focus attention
  • Visibility from a typical viewing distance
  • Noticeable
  • Readable

Review the information regarding Sign Design Tips:

https://www.fastsigns.com/LearningCenter/DesignTips 

Contrasting Colors:

Below are some effective contrasting color suggestions:

Poster & Flyer Design Tips

Follow specific tips for flyers can also be extremely beneficial.  

  • Be bold
  • Maintain your margins
  • Limit your choice of fonts
  • Use color like a designer
  • Choose strong images
  • Use high-resolution graphics
  • Present clear information, in a clear way

Review the website regarding Poster Design Tips:

http://www.serif.com/blog/poster-design-tips-for-pageplus/ 

Resources:

Visit the websites below for more helpful information.

http://www.wikihow.com/Design-an-Event-Flyer-That-Gets-Attention 

http://www.printaholic.com/15-tips-for-writing-effective-flyers/