Paula Droddy
Technology Instructor

Principles of Design

Presentation Published 2/4/14 Last updated on 3/2/20

I use this unit at the beginning of the year to introduce my graphics students to the concepts that will help them to create attractive designs. I break it up into sections; the sections have their own quizzes, assignments and such. I will upload some of these assignments as well. I included information that I was expected to know for the Tech Apps certification here in Texas. Also, I included concepts listed in the TEKS. I will probably add to it over the years. This is only my second year teaching graphics and my third year teaching web. As a public education teacher and under Fair Use I have included some images from other sources but many are my own.

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Joanne Mignone

Posted on 1/29/20 7:43:56 AM Permalink

Clear and concise explanations. Thanks!​

Zachary Olson

Posted on 8/23/19 12:24:38 AM Permalink

I'm in TX as well, is there any way I can contact you? I'm a first year teacher and need some guidance. ​

Paula Droddy

Posted on 8/23/19 3:26:45 PM Permalink

Sure, you can email me @​

Ahmed Ali Moselhi

Posted on 9/26/18 11:13:24 AM Permalink

nice presentation for the concept of resolution and pixels ​

Morgan Popple

Posted on 7/12/18 7:39:07 PM Permalink

​Great resource! Thanks!

Thabiso Mofokeng

Posted on 2/3/17 9:27:41 PM Permalink

Hi Paula,

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



Paula Droddy

Posted on 2/6/17 1:33:00 PM Permalink

​I am currently at a tech conference. I'll look around for ya. I currently use a book by Cengage to teach photoshop and illustrator. This PowerPoint I put together just using the knowledge that I acquired over the years though.


Posted on 12/15/16 11:30:19 AM Permalink

​I was not able to open the file. The file format is not supported.

Sylvan Adams

Posted on 7/17/16 11:30:17 PM Permalink

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful presentation!

Kirstin Smith

Posted on 9/22/14 12:59:50 AM Permalink

Is there anyway I can modify it and I think you did a great job!! :) I am teaching Principles of AV in Pearland.

Paula Droddy

Posted on 10/7/14 3:16:12 PM Permalink

I will post up a ppt doc. You should be able to edit that file type. Hope you have a great year.

Jay hong

Posted on 9/2/14 6:12:22 PM Permalink

anybody having problem opening the resource file?

I am having problem opening it.


Paula Droddy

Posted on 9/9/14 6:01:36 PM Permalink

Still having trouble?

Jay hong

Posted on 9/9/14 6:35:07 PM Permalink

Thank you. I got it to open now. I use open with power point.

Jennifer Herrell

Posted on 7/24/14 4:39:18 PM Permalink

Thank you for giving me some new ideas on teaching Principles of Design. I look forward to your updates!

jonathan hong

Posted on 2/11/14 10:50:29 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait for your resource updates. Thanks again.

Debbie Ernst

Posted on 2/6/14 1:51:55 AM Permalink

Great resource - easy to read and very comprehensive. Thank you!