15 design terms you're probably getting wrong

Any designer will tell you that the industry is teeming with design terms (opens in new tab) you need to know if you're going to be taken seriously by your peers and clients. The last thing you want is to lose authority because you confused negative space (opens in new tab) with a silhouette, or the Golden Ratio (opens in new tab) with the Fibonacci sequence. 

However, it would seem that some terminology is more tricky to remember than others. Compiled by Creative Market (opens in new tab), this infographic runs through some of the most frequently mistaken design terms and explains the correct usage. 

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.