15 design terms you're probably getting wrong

Lots of designers get this technical jargon mixed up, how many do you get right?

Design terms infographic

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Any designer will tell you that the industry is teeming with terms every creative needs to know if they're going to be taken seriously by their peers and clients. The last thing you want is to lose a pitch because you confused negative space with a silhouette, or the golden ratio with the Fibonacci sequence. However it would seem that some terms are more tricky to remember than others.

Compiled by Creative Market, this infographic runs through some of the most frequently mistaken design-speak. Given how exacting designers can be of their own work and others, it's definitely worth commiting these terms to memory.

Covering typefaces, printing specifications and digital doublespeak, the infographic hits a lot of bases to make sure your vocabulary is up to scratch. But how many of these have you used in the wrong context?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dom Carter is staff writer at Creative Bloq. Coming from an SEO and web copywriting background, Dom first came to Future for a week of work experience at SFX magazine. Away from the office, Dom likes to write scripts and short stories, and watch an unhealthy amount of Doctor Who.