Design Elements

Some design elements are pretty prosaic--things like color, copy, or line. Other elements are a bit mysterious. This pic from the Hubble telescope captures elements of cosmic dust and gas. It's taken at the Eagle Nebula, about 7000 miles from earth, at the birthplace of stars. NASA 2018.

What are Design Elements?

Design elements are the building blocks of visual language. Just as writers work with words, artists and graphic designers work with design elements, including

  1. Color
  2. Copy
  3. Line
  4. Shape
  5. Space
  6. Texture
  7. Typography


  • Elements of Design

Why Do Design Elements Matter?

“Rubik’s Cube” by exfordy is licensed under CC BY 2.0.