1. Poor Choice Of Fonts.

Fonts are one of the key elements of design when you wish to ensure an impressive design.Typography can make or break an entire design project. Poor type choices include those that consist of too many typefaces, illegible typography and using type that does not match the mood and tone of the content.

 

How to avoid it:

You can use some following rules to create better typography –
Stick to two or three font families per project. Pair fonts that have similar “feels” in typography.
Be aware of the thickness of font strokes against the background & the contrast between lettering and the canvas so that every word is easy to read. Make sure that the content and fonts are of same contrast.

2. Using Too Many tricks.

Tricks are like using color & typography: Use too many and you just end up with a mess.
Adding other effects such as shadows and animations and embossing should be used alone. The same is true of trendy elements. Don’t run after the trends.Use effects as per required by your design not as what is trending.

How to avoid it:

Use one trick and stick to it unless your design don’t need something new. That’s enough.
Uses more classic styles of design for projects that have a long shelf life.

3. Improper Choice Of colors.

A weak or unplanned color palette can create problems of its own. Too many colors can appear huddled, busy and scramble while lack of color altogether can feel blunt. Other color choices such as those with paired and over saturated hues, can strain the eye and even appear to vibrate when viewed.

How to avoid it:

Pairing colors is very much like matching typefaces. Use two or three colors and tints for maximum effect. Add in a neutral for balance and be aware of how type looks on top of colored frames. Colors should have enough contrast to create separation and should connect emotionally with the message being delivered.

4. Perfect Symmetry In Design

Perfect symmetry can be tame. If every element in every design project is symmetrical, design become lifeless & you people loose interest.

How to avoid it:

While symmetry works for some design projects, mix it up and try creating things that have a more off-kilter feel. Unsymmetrical designs can still have the same balance and harmony as elements with symmetry, but they also create more flow and interest.

5. Not Re-Checking.

Defects are death to designers. Turning in a “final version” that includes defects is unprofessional and will not bring clients back. No one wants to end up on one of those blogs with silly misspellings or phrases. Re-Checking mistakes can be costly as well. Most clients will not accept a print job with an error, a reprint doubles the cost (and eats away at your profit).

How to avoid it:

Finish your project. Walk away and then come back and read it again. Repeat if necessary.

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