December 24, 2019
We’re on a mission to make design easier! Every week, we answer a question from our Design Hotline— an Instagram line where we walk you through your biggest design questions! Here’s a submission we recently answered.
Lists can be tricky because it seems like there isn’t much info to work with, yet feels like it could be so much more. This box insert by Mama Needs Box is the perfect example of how to work with what you’ve got to create lists like a pro!
This is a great opportunity to use numbers or bullets to create visual interest. In this example, I used swirly numbers to match the script font.
Pull numbers out to the side and change the color to see a big difference! (Make sure to increase the size of the numbers if it is needed)
Try splitting the list into two columns, instead of letting it run the width of the page. This helps to break up the information and also gives you more space to work with!
Bolding takeaway points or subheadings is another great way to polish your list!
Using a shape like a box or rectangle can be a fun way to bring structure and color to your list! Boxes can also help to make each point feel special (but is generally hard to skim.)
Play around with separating and combining boxes to group similar points or even steps in a process!
Finally, see if there are any elements in your branding that could also serve as fun graphics in your list! The Mama Needs logo features graphic arrows and hearts that could be used as bullet points in their list.
Stuck on a design project and want to submit a question to The Design Hotline? Follow me on Instagram @NicoleAYang and send me a DM with your question. Remember — send me a photo or screenshot of the project you’re working on. Depending on the volume of requests I receive not all submissions will be answered. By submitting, you are giving me permission to repost your question on my Stories.