Day 8/100 in #100DaysOfDesign: Mastering Visual Design Fundamentals - Insights from Hector Crespo and Book Recommendations

Day 8/100 in #100DaysOfDesign: Mastering Visual Design Fundamentals - Insights from Hector Crespo and Book Recommendations

(Why) - An Introduction to My Mentorship Journey

✍️ Day 8 of my #100DaysOfDesign journey marks another milestone as I had the privilege of a mentorship session with Hector Crespo, Head of Design at RBCx. Our focus today? Visual Design Fundamentals. Here's a glimpse of our enlightening conversation.

(What) - Exploring Visual Design with Hector Crespo

✍️ Visual Design is at the core of creating captivating user experiences. Hector shared invaluable insights, emphasizing the significance of visual harmony, hierarchy, and storytelling within design. What struck me most were his book recommendations to deepen my understanding of visual design:

  1. "How to" by Michael Bierut: A guide to the art of making graphic design.

    How To' — Story

  2. "2nd Sight" by Vid Carson: Exploring the creative process through the eyes of designers.

    David Carson: 2nd sight – The Print Arkive

  3. "The Visual Miscellaneum" by David McCandless: A collection of captivating visualizations.

    The visual miscellaneum by David McCandless | Open Library

(How) - How I Apply Visual Design Principles

🖼️ Visual Design is more than aesthetics; it's a language that speaks to users. Inspired by Hector's wisdom, I've already started delving into these recommended books, seeking to enhance my design vocabulary.

One design system that resonates deeply with me is Google Material Design. Its emphasis on materiality, bold colours, and consistent motion truly aligns with my design philosophy. I believe in its power to create user interfaces that are not only beautiful but also intuitive.

During our chat, Hector and I also discussed my ongoing #100DaysOfDesign challenge, where I'm committed to continuous learning and growth in the world of design. It was inspiring to see his support and encouragement.

Furthermore, I took Hector's valuable feedback to heart and made enhancements to my UX portfolio. It's a living testament to the evolution of my skills and a reflection of the mentorship journey.

As I continue this incredible journey, I'm excited to explore the depths of visual design and its role in crafting memorable user experiences. The insights from Hector Crespo have ignited a new passion within me, and I can't wait to apply these fundamentals to my upcoming design projects.

Stay tuned for more discoveries, design innovations, and the continuous pursuit of excellence as I navigate the vast landscape of design.

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