The Little Things (Part I)

September 12, 2018. R.T. Thomason, Ph.D.

Greetings fellow writers and figure designers! It has been a while… I apologize for my absence – the summer has been busy with lots of projects. Jumping back into our blog series, I thought I would start September out with “the little things” that don’t seem important to figure design and creation but are INCREDIBLY important. Here is a list of some topics I’ll be covering in my next blogs:


  • Amount of information in a figure
  • Designing panels
  • Abbreviations
  • Cross-matching your figure to the legend
  • Defining color
  • Using color as a tool
  • Using fonts as a tool


These are just a few and I plan on putting together the next few blogs on these topics. Stay tuned!