Graphic design isn’t just about making things look “nice.” It’s about solving problems and communicating efficiently.
My sister recently sent me a Word document with a list of daily chores assigned to family members.
Looking at this document, it’s not immediately clear what chore anyone has to do today. Janelle asked me if I could make her boring list prettier, but I also hoped to make it work better for those who had to look at it on the fridge everyday.
A grid that easily separates days and a color code for each person.
Two fonts (Le Fontaine & Futura PT) — but only two fonts — make it easy to read & distinguish titles from duties.
Three colors make it easy to see if you, a family member, have chores to do today.
Just a few fancy corners give it a touch of Janelle’s style.
And I kept it at the regular 8.5″ x 11″ size so that Janelle could easily print at home.
If you look around your house, what other problems could good graphic design solve for you?