As a designer, especially one without a lot of experience, it’s normal to look at the designs of others and think how great their work is compared to our own.
It’s a frustrating experience for many, especially when we can’t quite put our finger on why their design is so great when ours is merely good.
The thing about design, though, is that greatness is usually quantifiable.
Unlike with more abstract and interpretable creative pursuits, there are definite elements that go into “great” designs.
The best part is that anyone who can create a good design can go on to create great designs with a bit of practice. Here’s what goes into great design and what you can do to improve your own designs.