Less Glamorous Elements of Design
With the rate of change in our industry, self-learning is more important than ever. Yet actually knowing what to learn as a designer can be difficult. Especially since there are important, fundamental elements of design which many corners of the internet do not surface — unless you already know exactly what to look for.
It is often the surface–level, aesthetic layer of design which is given prominent focus — it is the easiest aspect of design to appreciate, understand, and recognise as a valuable skill to cultivate. It is also what attracts many young aspiring designers to the industry in the first place.
In "Less Glamorous Elements of Design", I will explore some important, yet easily overlooked elements of design, which can help designers to grow, and allow us to reason about our work on teams in more varied and expressive ways.
Brett is a designer and developer at Pin Payments, where he specialises in visual design. He enjoys brewing (and drinking) coffee, photography, grids of the exploded variety, and drawing rectangles in a range of fidelities.
In 2016 Brett helped organise the inaugural Mixin conference, encouraging collaboration between designers and developers, alongside other local passionate web folk.