👀 Visual Hierarchy: Do it right!
Plus why you should start a career hype doc
Hi there 👋 I'm Michelle and welcome to Edition 77 of Design Insight. A weekly newsletter for creatives with a focus on design.
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Welcome to November everybody! In case you needed to know it's 60 days until 2023 which is pretty crazy 🤯
As I put together this week's edition I'm also thinking about my plans for the Christmas holidays so I want to share them with you here.
I'm planning to take the entire month of December "off" from social media and content creation. This means there'll be no Design Insight for the month of December. It'll return again bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in 2023.
During this time I'll likely still be creating in some shape or form but I'm putting no pressure on myself to create because I have to for a deadline or to simply publish content online.
I'm hoping this break will recharge my creative batteries and give me a chance to experiment with some fun things I wouldn't otherwise attempt.
Do you practice any form of digital detox throughout the year or are you tempted to try one out for the month of December too? I'd love to hear from you down in the comments :)
Let's get started.
📃 2 Articles
Visual Hierarchy: Do it right!
The article in 3 ideas:
A well-design application is easy to understand and navigate. It has a good visual hierarchy.
Visual Hierarchy presents the content of applications that way so users could comprehend the level of importance of each element.
Size, color, space, and contrast can all be used to create a visual hierarchy in a design.
Your career hype doc
The article in 3 ideas:
A Hype Doc is like a work journal where you document your achievements and accomplishments. It's helpful to have something like this when it comes time for performance reviews as it's a great source of reference.
You can create a Hype Doc with almost any tool. Obsidian, Notion would be great to use for this as you can add text and imagery to capture your work in greater detail.
The Hype Doc is made up of 3 sections: Now - what I'm working on now and in the past, Next - what I plan to work on in the next few weeks or months, Future - long-term plans/goals.
🔨 2 Tools/Resources
Open-source project and a fork of Feather Icons
How to create CSS halftone patterns
🎨 1 Design Tip
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