What is good design?

Good design might be hard to come by, but it’s easier to understand after watching this Roman Mars talk about city flag design. Simple eye-catching designs tend to work best for visual identity and recognition, which I would posit is the purpose of a logo or a flag to begin with.

I was also lucky enough to stumble upon a course on logo design tips and tricks that had the same effect.

Here’s a sample logo design I was working on based on something I drew first. It was before I started using Adobe Illustrator, but I got the job done with Canva nonetheless.

However, another course called The Science of Logo Design that I just started on seems to turns that logic on its head. I’m looking forward to seeing how it disrupts the newly formed ideas about good design I’ve recently been cultivating.