Design Principles

Design is the arrangement of the elements of art in a composition. In design there are seven principles (also called principles of art or principles of design): balance, contrast, emphasis, harmony, movement, rhythm, and unity. Artists apply these principles in varying degrees to control and order the elements of art. The application can cause the principles to overlap, oppose, or take precedence over each other.

  Symmetrical Balance
  Asymmetrical Balance
  Radial Balance
  Contrast
  Emphasis
  Harmony
  Variety
  Movement
  Rhythm