Print design is one of the oldest forms of graphic design. From newspapers to poster design, from signage to letterhead design - anything that is printed has to first be designed by someone.
In the modern world of digital marketing, infographics and social media posts make up the majority of the designed content you see. But the world of print design shares many of the same design considerations, plus a few of its own.
These days, print design includes all the examples mentioned earlier, but also applies to things like t-shirt and sticker design. There are many custom print shops where you can pay for your designs to be printed in high quality.
Good graphic designers are highly sought-after professionals. But what sets print design apart from the broader scope of graphic design?
Simply put, print design is concerned with things that are going to be printed, like business cards or book covers.
If you want to expand your design skills into the world of print design, logo design is a great place to start, because it can easily bridge the gap between digital and print design.
Any good logo should be made with vectors, and there's no better program to use for creating one than Vectornator! Give it a try today.
If you want to become a print designer, you need to learn the elements that make a piece of print design good.
First, a good piece of print design must have a strong visual identity. This is the foundation on which the rest of the piece will be based. The piece may also have a brand identity, which may completment the rest of the piece, but not always.
In print design, you must always pay strong attention to the typography of your design. It must be high-quality and fit the aesthetic of the rest of your piece, or it will cause dissonance for your audience.
There are many more factors, such as balance, layout, and color theory, so be prepared for some heavy reading if you plan to dive into the wonderful world of print design!
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