What Makes Good Design?
Whether you realize it or not, you have probably already been using the Elements and Principles of Design in your art and your life already. You get dressed every day, and you make choices about what you will put together. Your home is appointed with items you are drawn to, and you follow your instincts. That's a good thing!!
Different authors have divided these elements in various ways, this is the method I use.
When I was beginning to understand some of this, I studied a different element each month, I made samples for myself and I learned so much! I'm not suggesting any of us need to make this our life study, but knowing and applying these in our work will help our work stand out from the ordinary.
I hope the free download is helpful to you.