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Common Mistakes to Avoid as a Graphic Designer

Graphic design is one of the pillars of any marketing campaign. Poor or poorly executed graphic design can ruin your marketing and tarnish your brand identity. One of the greatest graphic design blunders you can do is to produce visuals that don't correspond to your brand story. If you make this mistake, your brand will have no special place in the hearts of potential customers. You lose your "positioning".

  • lack of consistency

Graphic design should convey a sense of unity. Use the same visual elements throughout your design. For example, the blue round "Contact Us" button at the top of your web page should be the same at the bottom of your material. There should be no red buttons on the bottom of the material. But don't put too much emphasis on consistency.

  • Not designed for the medium

Will your design appear in print, web, or television? The medium is very important when choosing the style of your design. For example, the RGB color model is good for the web and CMYK is good for print. Different design styles are suitable for different media. Not designing for the medium is a recipe for failure.

  • Plagiarism of other designs

Copying a design erodes trust as a brand and as an individual. Seeking inspiration is different than copying. Inspired works typically take elements from multiple works and synchronize them to create a new product. Copied works are instantly recognizable and do not stick. Never copy someone else's design.

  • You didn't get your message across clearly

Graphic designers can get so caught up in colors and shapes that they forget their message. A graphic designer's primary job is to effectively communicate your message. Colors and shapes are just means, not ends. Remember, the ultimate measure of success is how well you deliver your message.

  • Too much symmetry

Symmetry is an important part of beauty. However, too much emphasis on symmetry results in a lack of flow and direction. Absolute symmetry is boring and invisible to the audience. Balance and harmony should be balanced by a touch of color and variation.

  • Use of Pixel Graphics

Raster images are made up of pixels. When you zoom in, it becomes blurry. Vector images, on the other hand, consist of geometric curves and lines. It looks sharp even when enlarged. A good rule of thumb is to start with a design that is larger than necessary. The image remains sharp even when it is scaled down. However, when expanded, this may not be the case.

  • Incorrect line spacing

Leading is a term used to describe line spacing, the space between lines of typed text. Improper line spacing is one of the worst mistakes in graphic design. Too much space between lines will make the text look disjointed. On the other hand, if the distance between lines is too small, this is called overfill. Choose the best line spacing for the right effect.

  • Choosing the Wrong Font Combination

The combination of fonts depends on the purpose of the graphic. Want your graphics to have an impact? do you want them to look artistic? Do cartoon fonts serve their purpose best? Any need can be met with a combination of fonts that work well. In some cases, design goals are best achieved by using the same font throughout. In some cases, you may need to use a combination of fonts that match style and impact.

  • Use of unreadable text

Attractive aesthetics is the goal of the design. The second is effective communication. Text, which is part of the design, should never be difficult to read. It should be well-positioned and contrasted. In other words, your message should be easy to read in your prospect's eyes and mind.

Can you see that some articles are just walls of text? A wall of text is usually defined as a large block of information that cannot be read, eaten, or digested. Articles should be written in small, easy-to-understand sections to keep the reader's attention. Never write a paragraph longer than 10 lines.

  • Not following a visual hierarchy

 Visual hierarchy is an important part of any design. The position and importance of each element are defined by a visual hierarchy. Important items are usually larger than unimportant items. Implementing a visual hierarchy is critical to successfully communicating your marketing message.


  • Wrong Scaling

Be careful not to overstretch and distort the design. Done right, the combination of large and small scales can be a powerful arsenal for graphic designers. Scaling your design properly can create impressive and dramatic effects.

  • Lack of contrast

Insufficient contrast kills many graphic designs. Incorrect contrast can lead to inefficient designs. Please choose the color correctly. And the contrast between light and dark elements in your design creates a striking effect.

  • Unaligned Elements

Certain purposes require elements to be centered. Some require elements to be right-aligned or left-aligned. Failure to pay attention to alignment can result in an asynchronous design. Randomly arranging elements can make your design look chaotic and disorganized. One way to organize your visuals is with a grid.

  • Absence of Negative Space

 If you don't use negative space in your graphics, it loses its power and charm. When negative space (also known as white space) is absent in a visual design, it looks unprofessional and amateurish. A good example of using spaces is the Google search page. The ghost appears directly in the search box in the center of the page and has no distracting elements.

  • Use of invalid color combinations

Some colors go well together. others are not. It's simple math. If your graphic design isn't based on an aesthetic color palette, your project could be in trouble. Correct color combinations create a good contrast. The content should be easy to read.

  • Improper use of kerning

Improper kerning results in improper letter spacing and can make your project look unprofessional. For experienced graphic designers, kerning is not an afterthought and is very important to your design. Letters should be arranged so that all text is organized and looks neat and legible.

  • 17 Using too many fonts

Matching fonts is also part of the game. But you have to keep it simple. Too many fonts are akin to the saying, "Too many cooks spoil the soup", but sometimes he should only use one font in his message. Also, multiple uses may be required. Ideally, don't use more than three.

  • Overwhelm images with words

In graphic design, conveying emotion can be more important than logic. Beautiful photos can sometimes convey what you want to say more than text. Potential customers usually don't want to know the whole story. It is important here to “show, not tell”. Graphic design is usually about painting a picture in your prospect's mind. For this reason, you should use visuals rather than words.

  • Conclusion

Graphics Designing is an important pillar of Digital Marketing. Check out Digital Agency Pakistan if you need help with your next design project. We have professional designers who can help you with everything from new logos to unique advertisements. Digital Agency Pakistan offers a wide range of high-quality graphic design services at affordable prices.

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