Designers of all types; web, print and ux struggle with layout and composition at some point. By gaining a greater understanding of underlying principles of layout and composition, designers can create consistency, organization and visual interest across many different formats.
For decades, classically trained designers have put to use sets of guidelines to bring consistency and visual interest to their work. It helps take some of the uncertainty out of a new project or can help maintain a complete design system for larger, ongoing projects with many moving parts. In this course, I’ll go over helpful design concepts to improve visual consistency and vernacular when it comes to composition and layout.
Megan Young is lead user interface designer and front-end developer for AspDotNetStorefront in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Megan has worked in the design industry for over 15 years and has spent the last 6 years specializing in e-commerce and front-end development.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Megan Young, and welcome to my course, Visual Composition and Layouts. I am a freelance web designer and front-end engineer, and I have been designing for print and user experience for over the last 15 years. Have you ever wanted to learn more about underlying design concepts to make your work stand above the crowd, or have you ever wondered how some brands have a cohesive look and feel across many different mediums? In this course, we are going to learn all about design layout elements, like shape and line, and how to employ contrast and balance in design, as well as underlying concepts of proportion and scale, and finally, we'll learn how to employ grid systems when creating a composition or a layout for different contexts, like mobile apps or print media. By the end of this course, you'll have a great foundation for creating a composition or layout that you can apply to your next project. Before beginning this course, you should be somewhat familiar with basic design software. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about design with the Visual Composition and Layouts course at Pluralsight.