Color CRAYON TIP: An Acronym for Effective Information Design

What is Color CRAYON TIP?

Color CRAYON TIP is a handy acronym developed by the author of this website, Dr. Curtis Newbold, to help relatively new designers understand ten basic categories for designing better documents:

  1. Color
  2. Contrast
  3. Repetition
  4. Arrangement
  5. Why
  6. Organization
  7. Negative Space
  8. Typography
  9. Iconography
  10. Photography

These ten categories don’t cover all the complexities of good design, but they cover enough to make the average person create good-looking, professional documents. Learn these principles well and you’ll be well on your way to designing awesome stuff!

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