Page Layout Techniques

Page Layout
Summary

Students will learn how to use and recognize the following page layout tools: contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. These are EASY techniques, pulled from The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams (no, not the actor...).

I like to teach these techniques because they are so simple that, as the title of the book suggest, even non-designers can understand and use them.

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan and Presentation (PDF)
  • Poster Assignment (PDF)
  • Assignment Example: proximity (JPG)
  • Assignment Example: alignment (JPG)
  • Assignment Example: repetition (JPG)
  • Assignment Example: contrast (JPG)
  • Project: Redesigned poster (PDF)
  • Project file (PNG)
  • Project file 2 (PNG)
  • Test (PDF)
  • Test resource (PDF)