19 Basic Mistakes That Graphic Designers Make - UltraLinx

19 Basic Mistakes That Graphic Designers Make

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Being in the creative industry, it's essential that you get the basics right, because if you're not, there's a lot of people out there that are. The team at Visme has come up with a simple visual list of common mistakes that beginners make, all so you can avoid them. Check out the full list here.

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1. Using words instead of visuals

too-wordy
fixed1

2. Poor readability

lines-of-text
fixed2

3. Mismatching fonts

too-many-fonts
fixed3

4. Bad kerning

letter-spacing
fixed4

5. Not choosing the right colours

color-combos
fixed5

6. Lack of negative space

white-space
fixed6

7. Placing elements arbitrarily

alignment
fixed7

8. Failing to create contrast

contrast
fixed8

9. Not scaling properly

scale
fixed9

10. Ignoring visual hierarchy

hierarchy
fixed10

11. Hard-to-read text

hard-to-read
fixed11

12. Inappropriate font combinations

right-fonts
fixed12

Check out the other 7 mistakes here