Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

How to Creatively Use Shapes to Make Your Designs Stand Out

535 views

Published on

The success of any visual storytelling or visual marketing strategy relies mainly on what the audience perceives. Today, I want to go back to basics and talk about how all the things we see can be associated with simple shapes and how the use of these shapes affects the outcome of our strategies.

Anything and everything, from elements in a photograph to a certain typography can be analyzed in terms of shape. All the bits and pieces inside our presentations, infographics and visual strategies are telling their own story. It is up to us to put these pieces together in a way that creatively and effectively tells our story.

Read more at https://visme.co/blog/geometric-meanings/#HftuMFjSARtsZaVg.99

Published in: Design
  • Login to see the comments

  • Be the first to like this

How to Creatively Use Shapes to Make Your Designs Stand Out

  1. 1. How to Creatively Use Shapes to Make Your Designs Stand Out
  2. 2. Conscious use of shapes can help send the right message about your brand and keep your visual marketing strategy consistent. Learn how different shapes convey hidden meanings and feelings so that you can choose the best shape combinations for your designs.
  3. 3. There are three basic types of shapes Geometric These are the most commonly used shapes. We are introduced to them as kids in school. square These shapes represent things from the natural world. circle triangle leaves flowers ink splatters Organic
  4. 4. Abstract These are representations of everyday objects and people. They can also be simplified renditions of actions and processes. stick figures icons symbols
  5. 5. Shapes represent ideas and feelings Squares are reliable, give stability and suggest order. Circles represent completion, wholeness and harmony.
  6. 6. Triangles that point up represent direction and power. Triangles that point down suggest  instability, but provide direction. Use pentagons, hexagons, octagons to give your designs a unique feel.  They can also be used to portray an already known use of the shape Triangles that point up represent direction and power. Triangles that point down suggest  instability, but provide direction. Use pentagons, hexagons, octagons to give your designs a unique feel.  They can also be used to portray an already known use of the shape Triangles that point up represent direction and power. Triangles that point down suggest  instability, but provide direction.
  7. 7. Some of the ways you can use circles as part of a design
  8. 8. Triangles we see in everyday life
  9. 9. Examples of well-known pentagons, hexagons and octagons Pentagons school crossing Hexagons beehive Octagons stop sign
  10. 10. What do we associate stars with? 
  11. 11. Shapes we see in everyday life
  12. 12. Shapes can be used on their own or as part of a  composition
  13. 13. How to use shapes in something like an infographic to organize information
  14. 14. Use the shapes and symbols of this generation
  15. 15. Source: http://blog.visme.co/geomet ric-meanings/ Made With Visme

×