8 – Elements of Design

Once the intellectual framework for a design has been established, or you have the foundation for the idea, designers need to design.Yes, there are apps for that, but first there are elements and principles that remain consistent without regard to software or artistic medium.

The Elements of Design and The Principles of Design (or Composition) are basic to any artistic endeavor. There are similar principles involved in the composition of music, and audio soundscapes. Rhythm and timing, as examples, are certainly key to both audio and visual creations.

Everything can be reduced to basic elements. In chemistry those elements are shown in the Periodic Table. When cooking, combining simple spices creates strong flavors. In ...

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