5 tips for creating an impact with your graphic designs

January 24, 2022

Design impacts all of our lives and influences the world. Designers give brands a face, create experiences, advertisements, physical and digital spaces, animations, and much more. If you want to begin with designing, you might not know where or how to start. That’s why we put together 5 tips to make an impact with your graphic designs!

Make a moodboard

First of all, you need to think about what you want to radiate with your design. What look and feel is important do you want to create. Websites like www.pinterest.com can help you create a moodboard. On this moodboard you can collect elements like fonts, images, illustration styles, color palettes and layout references. Collecting those elements, can help you get your creative flow going.

Start with a plan

Before starting with your design, start with a plan. What do you want the viewers to see and take away from your design? Start with a few sketches to plan your design. Taking those few minutes to sketch and think about your design will help you save hours of designing.

Make sure to use the right colors

Start with a color palette with 1-3 mail colors that complement each other. Then start expanding your palette by adding different tones of the same colors, which will help you with the consistency in your design. Here are 4 websites that are great for creating color palettes:


Think about the hierarchy in your design

As a designer, it’s your job to guide the viewer through your design. That why you need to ask yourself ‘What is the most important element of the design, what is the viewer supposed to look at first?’. You can create hierarchy in your design using color, contrast and scale.

Use icons in your design

Icons and symbolism are not new concepts. Humans have used them for hundreds of years. Icons can often convey a meaning faster and in less time than actual words. They can also surpass language barriers and take up less space.
It takes time to learn and sharpen the skill of designing things. Koa Creatives is a full-service design agency with over 10 years of experience in the designing world. If you don’t know where to start with your business design or need help with your designs, get in touch with us, and we will give you a free consultation.