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In the fast-paced world of journalism, it can be difficult to get your writing noticed. That is why good design is key to grabbing your reader’s attention.

These five design tips from Jonathan Harley, head of media development and strategy at Canva, will ensure your piece is easily understood and visually appealing.

He breaks down the science behind font choice, how to use space and contrast in an article, and the all-important rule of thirds. 

Follow these tips to better understand the "simple, fundamental principles of design" and create fresh and exciting content. 

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