How to Creatively
Use Shapes to Make Your Designs Stand Out
There are three basic types of shapes
These are the most commonly used shapes. We are introduced to them as kids in school.
These shapes represent things from the natural world.
These are representations of everyday objects and people. They can also be simplified renditions of actions and processes.
Shapes represent ideas and feelings
are reliable, give stability and suggest order.
represent completion, wholeness and harmony.
Triangles that point up
represent direction and power.
Triangles that point down
suggest instability, but provide direction.
Use pentagons, hexagons, octagons
to give your designs a unique feel.
They can also be used to portray an already
known use of the shape
Examples of well-known pentagons, hexagons and octagons
Use the shapes and symbols of this generation
like emojis and pin drops
Conscious use of shapes can help send the right message about your brand and keep your visual marketing strategy consistent. Learn how different shapes convey hidden meanings and feelings so that you can choose the best shape combinations for your designs.
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Shapes we see in everyday life
Shapes can be used on their own
or as part of a composition
How to use shapes in something like an infographic to organize information