Colours that directly across the colour wheel, like blue and orange. When you put these colours next to each other, they make a great contrast together. Complementary colours are often found in nature.
The distance from the baseline to the top of a capital letter, number, or other upper-case glyphs.
A system of columns and rows designers use to create layouts. It's used in graphic design and web development to align elements for easy use on the page. Grids are a key part of design because they help you create balance, rhythm, proportion and hierarchy in your layout.
The typographic term for the dot above the letters 'i' and 'j'.
A quick and rough sketch of what you are about to work on. Good for getting the ideas out of your head and onto the page while you're still in that creative phase.
Red, green, and blue. These colours can be used to form a wide variety of colours in different devices such as computer monitors and televisions.
Colours that have a relation in their hue. A colour wheel can be used to help identify analogous colours. Analogous colours are typically found next to each other on the colour wheel.
A graphical representation of the user on a device, used to represent various users in different contexts. It can be a photo, image or drawing.
A type of print/design created with a metal stamp to create a shape out of paper using a die cutting machine. Die cuts can be used in apparel, home decor and promotional products.
The relative lightness or darkness of a hue.
A collage consisting of images, colours and text that is assembled to convey an idea or theme.