Want to be a designer? You have to know these terms

Design Dictionary
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If you're looking to build a career as a designer, there's a lot you need to learn. There's the technical intricacies of graphic design software, theories like the golden ratio, and a bunch of industry specific terms that you must know if you want to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

It's these terms which are clearly explained in this Design Dictionary from Creative Market. In it, you'll find fundamental words and phrases that designers use to communicate and help realise their ideas. The design dictionary is a perfect reference point for beginners, but there's no harm in seasoned pros using it to brush up on their knowledge.

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Dom Carter

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.