Jessica Campbell
Digital Multimedia Teacher

Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design

Presentation Published 12/30/16 Last updated on 3/2/20

I always start my year in Graphic Design with a lesson on design itself. I do this at the beginning so that the principles of good design can influence our creations throughout the year. This PowerPoint includes examples, screen shots, and video clips of the Elements and Principles of Design.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
ISTE Standards
Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer
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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/9/19 10:52:21 AM Permalink

Very impressive thanks for sharing ​

William Cortez

Posted on 5/29/19 4:24:23 PM Permalink

​This is eye-opening. This sets the principles of good design in the right direction.

Sue Scott

Posted on 3/13/19 3:40:17 AM Permalink

​Thank you


Lena McCuaig

Posted on 7/11/18 10:02:08 PM Permalink

​Thanks so much for sharing! This is awesome!

Tony Martinez-Malo

Posted on 4/12/18 8:51:13 PM Permalink

​Great note-taking guide! Definitely need to use more of these.

Guylaine Bourgeault

Posted on 4/1/17 12:02:23 AM Permalink

Very interesting slides,

Tinu George

Posted on 2/11/17 5:57:52 AM Permalink

Great slides ,

Thank you

Thabiso Mofokeng

Posted on 2/3/17 9:22:09 PM Permalink

​Hi Jess,

Thanks for the great tutorial. Do you know a good book I can use for my Principles of Design class?



Tinu George

Posted on 2/11/17 5:55:59 AM Permalink

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book, by Richard Lynch

Jessica Campbell

Posted on 3/13/17 2:14:17 AM Permalink

​Good question. Are you looking for a book that's specifically how to use Photoshop, or a design book that's applicable to any software?