# A designer’s guide to the Golden Ratio

What is the Golden Ratio? This guide is here to explain all. In short, it’s a mathematical ratio, commonly found in nature. It can be used to create organic-looking, visually-pleasing compositions in your artwork or design projects, and is useful for graphic designers, illustrators and digital artists. Also known as the Golden Mean, The Golden Section or the Greek letter phi, it can be deployed to bring structure and harmony to your projects.

We’ll dive into what the Golden Ratio is and how you can use it. You’ll also learn some great resources for further inspiration and study. While you’re brushing up on your skills, you’ll also want to check out our guides to other vital art techniques, including grid theory and colour theory.