My “Design101 with Senpai” Experience

Visual Hierarchy

It was finally clear to me how some things naturally get the attention of the eye at first glance, either on a website, in a building or anywhere whatsoever, this is made possible by the visual hierarchy.

My Figma iteration of some of the gestalt principles

Layout

A great percentage of designers and even front-end developers just go straight to their computers and start designing and adjusting the design until it fits. This is not totally a bad practice if you’re good at what you do, but having a sketched wire frame on paper first increases productivity because you would know exactly what your end product should look like.

Typography, Fonts and Color Theory

“Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.” -Wikipedia.
I realized how important typography can make or mar a perfect design, how to pair typefaces well, creating readable designs and also selecting appropriate typefaces for a design project. Also, I learned that typography can also be used to denote hierarchy or meaning to a text, for example, when text is in italics, you automatically know that this text might be important or might be a quote.

Wire frame and grey representation of my demo restaurant
Completed design of the demo restaurant with colors and images included

CONCLUSION

This past six week has been one of the best six weeks of my Design and Creative life. It has been fun as well as educative, not only in the design aspect but even in the writing aspect. Writing is something I don’t enjoy doing but Henry Senpai showed me the importance of writing to a designer’s life and this has been pushing me to keep trying to improve on it and this is what I’m doing and will be doing.
If you enjoyed some or probably all of my experience that I’ve summarized here, please give me as many claps as possible.
Thanks for reading!

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Adebayo Daramola

Adebayo Daramola

I love JS, JSON, PYTHON, CRON and PS.