As part of plans they have to make design simple, Canva have put together this checklist of 12 crucial things designers consider to create beautiful visual content.
Throughout the design process — planning, designing, reviewing — try asking yourself these questions:
01. Does it have a focal point?
02. Does it have visual flow?
03. Is it balanced?
04. Do your typefaces work well together?
05. Is your text readable?
06. Does it balance form with function?
07. Does it have contrast?
08. Does it make good use of the space available?
09. Is the mood of your design appropriate?
10. Is the colour scheme harmonious?
11. Does it match the brief?
12. Are your images and final file formats high quality?