The ‘Visual Elements of Design’ also known as the ‘Elements of Art,’ are the essential building blocks used to translate any idea into a visual concept, design or composition. They are found in the visual arts or any means of visual communication, including drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, or computer graphics.
Visual communication is similar to a spoken language. The elements are similar to the vocabulary or words, each may have 'meaning' on its own or may relate to other elements within the visual concept to engage or clearly convey a message to the viewer. Here is a brief description of each.