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Design Tips and Tricks for DS

Posted On October 4th, 2016 By Muriel Rus

When starting to design templates or content for digital signage, it helps to keep these simple tips and tricks in mind…

  1. 1.) Start with an awesome color palette! If you’re not working off of a pre-determined color palette, go out and find a color palette of your own.  There are lots of tools out there such as Adobe Color Chooser, CoolorsColourLovers or Canva.
  2. 2.) Keep fonts simple. Limit how many fonts you use to 1, 2 or 3 at the max. Choosing a basic font and pairing it with a script font will help keep styles consistent throughout your design.  Too many fonts can start to create a visually “messy” look.
  3. 3.) Reference inspiration: Keep a reference file on hand of designs or designers that could visually inspire your work. Sites like Pinterest, Dribbble.com, and Niice.co gather tons of visually stimulating designs and inspirations into one place.
  4. 4.) Leave blank space: Learning to leave blank space is necessary for eyes to “rest” within a design…if you try to overload the space with information, viewers will most likely walk away with an overloaded head full of information. Less is more!
  5. 5.) Keep everything in line: Use grid lines to line up your information – and keep consistent formatting across a platform – if you’re going to align text to the left, keep it that way throughout your signage.
  6. 6.) Have fun! :-)

 

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