How can I develop my "design eye"?

almost 4 years ago from Taj Royer, We designer

  • Alex HoffmanAlex Hoffman, almost 4 years ago

    I agree with this, starting out I was just doing wordpress marketing sites...I would spend hours on awwwards.com and other similar sites looking for patterns I could reuse.

    I think we ought to clarify what stealing means. Steal small patterns and find a way to reuse them.

    For instance, some trends I've been noticing lately..everyone wants illustrations of faceless people these days. Go find some shit stock photography and try some illustration examples and try to mimic that same style.

    A lot brands seems to be steering away from really big and bright color palettes and use just black and white.

    Serif fonts seem to be trending again, (check out mailchimp).

    A common pattern for marketing sites is using a alternating two column grid, image left, text right, then alternate on the next row....etc

    These are patterns and trends you can steal from. Don't copy an entire website tho, that's actually stealing.

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