Beginning Graphic Design: Layout & Composition

In this video, you’ll learn the basics of layout and composition in graphic design. Visit for our text-based lesson.

This video includes information on the five basic principles of layout and composition, which include:
• Proximity
• White space
• Alignment
• Contrast
• Repetition

We hope you enjoy!


  1. I love all your "Beginning Graphic Design" videos. It's easier to understand the basic elements of design. The colors used in the video are not overwhelming. I love the narration, it perfectly fits what is shown in the video. I can tell how much work the people behind this did. Kudos to all of you.

  2. I have a degree in graphic design and used this series as a little refresher to keep me sharp. This series is very well done. It never hurts to keep the basics in mind.

  3. Learned a lot! Didn't realize that some of my habits were actually good practice, good to know!

  4. Having jumped into "Layout and Design" for a school class, it's nice to know that I got most things right!
    My use of hierarchy could use some more improvement, but thanks to your team I now know!

    Thanks for these wonderfully informative, and concise videos!

  5. A short video with good animation and well synced voice over. The principles are enough explained.

  6. I never knew this can be learned. I always thought, you either have it or you don’t.

    I don’t believe that anymore. after watching this video. Thank you

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