The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro (3 Part Idealware Webinar Series)

Mar 28, 2017 12:00pm -
Apr 12, 2017 01:00pm

Event Details

Event Description

The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro
Three Part Webinar Series

Webinar 1: Tuesday, March 28
Webinar 2: Tuesday, April 4
Webinar 3: Tuesday, April 11

All Webinars will run from 1:00PM – 2:00PM

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We all know this intuitively—websites or flyers that are balanced, colorful, and visually interesting get more attention. But if you work at a small nonprofit, chances are you don’t have much money to spend on a graphic designer.

Fortunately, anyone can learn graphic design. Whether you’re already creating visuals for your nonprofit’s communications or are interested in taking this on and know nothing about it, we can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to wow your followers with interesting and attractive designs.

Join us for a three-week course that will walk you through the fundamentals of design and show you how to get started with the right tools.

During this course you’ll:

  • Learn about theories of line, shape, form, and space.
  • Explore the theories behind why colors affect the way we think and feel.
  • Discover the sneaky importance of typography.
  • Review layout dos and don’ts.
  • Learn a few basic tricks for using Adobe InDesign.
  • Find out about low-cost alternatives to InDesign.

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2017

$95 – PANO Members - Use Discount Code: PA2017
$120 –
Regular Price

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website.

Three Part Webinar Agenda:
March 28: The Elements of Design

We’ll begin by delving into the ideas behind good design. We’ll explore how designers use lines, shapes, form, and space as the basic tools for showing depth, movement, or other visual ideas. We’ll also spend time talking about the importance of color and how to use it to achieve the right effect. And we’ll lay out how typography can affect both what the viewer sees and feels within a design.

April 4: Layout in Action
We’ll start out by talking through some basic principles of graphic layout. Then we’ll take it a step further and show you in real time a design being created—explaining the thinking and decisions being made during the process.

April 11: Technology Tools
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard and is recommended for anyone creating designs that need to live on beyond the immediate moment. That’s why it’s important that we show you a few useful tricks for doing basic design work in InDesign. However, there are a number of alternatives that offer similar functionality and many simpler tools that are free and easy to use. We’ll spend some time reviewing those tools and discussing their strengths and weaknesses.

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2017

Testimonials from Past Participants in Idealware Courses:

“Idealware made it fun to tackle the issues we have.”

“Very informative and in a format I can easily share and explain to co-workers.”

“Good information in this course, it made me realize just how much work, as an organization, we have to do.”

“Excellent—covered a range of possibilities based on cost, resources, and priorities. Lets me know how to talk with others in the organization about what we can do now and plan for in the future.”

“As always—great content, very understandable delivery, and well worth my time to attend.”

“I think this webinar is great. It's very helpful to have concrete items to achieve before the next class (i.e., homework), and also to be given really clear instruction. Thank you!”

“This was a great webinar. I learned a lot. You really make it feel doable. Thank you!”

“With the clean layout of the conference template, I easily followed along and used the chat box to participate.”

“Excellent format. Very clear and concise. I feel I have some good tools to move forward with.”


Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Feb 19, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Feb 20, 2017 and ends on Mar 28, 2017.
Late registration starts on Mar 29, 2017.
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