Rachel Lows deck designer has some tips for female designers to help them create more cohesive designs and create an image that they can be proud of.
In her latest column for Lowes Designers, Rachel wrote that she thinks designers should try to avoid the “bizarre” design styles that seem to crop up in a lot of female-driven design.
These can include the use of text and colors over shapes and shapes over colors, and the use or the lack of of of a hierarchy in design.
Instead, she suggests that designers try to find the balance between visual design and a cohesive aesthetic.
“Instead of creating a uniform color palette, try to create a consistent color palette,” Rachel wrote.
“The same goes for using a consistent form of typography.
Try to keep things clean, simple, and consistent.
The goal is to create an aesthetic that is both aesthetically pleasing and functionally cohesive.”
Rachel also recommended that female designers try not to overthink the details of their design.
“Do not think of each design as something special or unique,” she wrote.
Instead of designing your design for a specific purpose, try focusing on the design as a whole.
“For example, instead of designing a home with a house-like feel, think about how a home should look.
You don’t have to go crazy with it.
Just be consistent with the look of the home and then work on adding detail that is specific to the design,” she said.
“If you are unsure how to approach the process, ask yourself these questions: Do I want to have to change anything about my design?
Can I change anything?
Can it be changed to make it better?
I’m not saying you can’t change a design in the process.
Just think of how much better the finished product would be without the change.
You may have to think about the details a little bit more.”
Rachel’s advice also applies to a lot more than a home design.
She said that a lot female designers are looking to do something different than what is typically seen in a home.
“Most female designers tend to try to make a space that is just a little different from what the average woman is used to.
I think that is an important thing to keep in mind when you are designing a space, especially when you have a larger project.
For example, if you are going to be designing a bathroom for a small business, you can be more specific about what the bathroom will look like.
And if you have an office or a house you need to be careful of how you design it,” Rachel said.
In the end, it all comes down to the amount of time that Rachel spends thinking about her design and the amount that she puts into it.
“I want my clients to feel that their work is something special and worthy of their time and their energy,” she added.
Check out Rachel’s entire column for more tips.