Great code and great design need each other to work well. Unfortunately, people with poor visual design skills often think they lack natural ability. In other words, there’s a common belief that you’re either born with the gift of aesthetic super powers, or you’re not. I don’t agree with this sentiment.
Just think about it for a second: If you stopped writing when you were 5 years old, you would probably be terrible at writing. The same is true for art and design. Most people stop making art right as they’re starting to master finger painting.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn. In fact, the added maturity makes it easier to learn a subjective topic from an objective viewpoint.
If you wear a lot of hats in a small team, or if you feel like your projects could be more successful if they looked better, this is for you. Here are five traditional elements and principles of art and design that will cure the ugly (or at least disguise it).
"The Hare" collagraph print was created at the same time as "Two Foxes." The process for preparing the plate, a 9 x 12 size, involved a wealth of materials: cardboard for the deep embossed focus areas, glues and gesso ...
Simone Blake's insight:
a collagraph link that also has examples of patterns
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