Get essential tips and advice from the brightest minds in the design industry delivered to your desktop in a design workshop. Tune into our Design Workshops, presented by industry experts and noted consultants. We realize the busy schedule of designers, so we offer both live and ondemand workshops. The ondemand workshops last a week and can be accessed at any time during that week. The online, interactive design live workshops last about an hour and include a Q&A session toward the end where you can get answers to your specific questions on the Live Workshop topic. Not able to attend the live event? You can still enroll in the workshop and get access to the recording for an additional 30 days version at a later date.
Best Resources for the Up and Coming Blogger
Blogging as become one of the best ways to not only promote brands but also create them. Whether you are a blogging newbie or already have your site up and running, you will learn some valuable tools and tips to take your site to the next level. This workshop will teach you how to turn up the volume in amplifying your blog aesthetics, presence and analytics.
In Best Resources for the Up and Coming Blogger, you’ll learn:
- How to make the most of your online retail space through design branding
- How to curate, create and establish your online presence
- How to integrate social media and set up a Google Analytics account
- How to navigate the blog landscape and set up feeds from your web competitors
Date: Jul. 13 – 19
Cheating Death by PowerPoint – Live Workshop
PowerPoint. The very mention of it is enough to send many designers screaming from the room. But have you stopped to consider how much potential business you’re walking away from by avoiding PowerPoint? And do you realize how easy it can be to use PowerPoint to market your own business? In this webinar, PowerPoint expert Laura Foley will present some compelling reasons to change your mind about the world’s most popular presentation design software.
You’ll learn how to create presentations that blend in with an organization’s existing marketing mix, following the same style guidelines as other collateral. Through a series of before-and-after slide makeovers, Laura will demonstrate how the same graphic design principles you’re already familiar with can be used to improve problematic slides.
As well as gaining skills that will benefit your clients, you’ll also learn how to use PowerPoint for promoting your own business. Laura will show you how to create a portfolio you can bring with you on your mobile devices and how to create videos that you can use in your content marketing efforts.
You’ll come away from this webinar knowing how you can use PowerPoint to better serve your clients, increase your marketability, and create effective self-promotion.
Date: Jul. 16
Time: 1 p.m. ET
The Journey from Print to Web
If you are a print designer the pressure to offer web design services too is immense. But designing for the web is a very different experience. Websites do not have a set page size, they are interactive and you cannot guarantee how your design will appear. That is why many print designers fear moving to this new medium. In this workshop Paul Boag shares the good news that making the transition is possible. That many of your skills are transferable and that what you are missing can be learned.
In The Journey from Print to Web, you’ll learn:
- Learn about the differences between print and the web.
- Receive advice about making the transition and what additional skills you will need to learn.
- Be introduced to some great resources to get you started.
Date: Jul. 20 – 26
The Do’s and Dont’s of Making Great Infographics
In this live workshop you’ll learn the pro tips of how to make an infographic, and more importantly, the lessons of what not to do when making an infographic. John Meyer and Amy Colgan, Co-Founders of Lemonly, a visual marketing firm that has made over 1,000 infographics, will take you through a deep-dive of their infographic process, from data set to designed infographic. They’ll also examine why infographics work and upcoming changes they see in the visual marketing space. This is an intermediate level class, so to get the most out of this course a basic understanding of graphic design and adobe CC tools are recommended.
In The Do’s and Dont’s of Making Great Infographics, you’ll learn:
- Pro tips for creating a great infographic
- In-depth steps to creating an infographic, from gathering data to creating the design
- What not to do when creating an infographic
Date: Jul. 28
Time: 1 pm ET
Design Funny: 11 Ways to Punch Up Your Work
Learn to punch up your advertising and design projects with 11 principles of comedy. Find out what your client needs to hear in order to buy into your funny ideas. Get inspiration from top design agencies and comedy powerhouses such as The Onion, Comedy Central and Funny Or Die. Learn astonishing historical facts about design and humor. Did you know the first dirty cartoon appeared over 10,000 years ago? Whether you’re an aspiring designer, advertising expert or just like funny pictures, you’ll get a kick out of seeing the method behind the madness of designing funny.