Good visual designs aren’t born. They are made. The key to becoming a better visual designer is rigor. You will only improve as a visual designer if you make a conscious effort.
It’s plain to see that there’s a plethora of articles aiming to explain how to come up with your own design system or how to implement one. But a crucial question often ends up being overlooked: How should one think about design systems?
Looking back to when I first started designing, if there was a single thing I could go back and tell myself, that would be to train my design eye, my ability to critique and identify good design.
One of the most important skills you can learn as a designer is how to choose type. This is because text is one of the primary ways designers can communicate with users. Typography can make or break a design.
We can probably pin down the advent of modern type scales to the dawn of mass marketing, when, to establish a memorable brand that customers would recognize and trust, designers were tasked with creating designs that would be increasingly consistent with previous ones.