Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills  to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose.

One month, Jenna Soard, instructor.

$195


Course Outline
 
Unit 1
Design Principles
  • Contrast
  • Alignment
  • Proximity
  • Repetition
  • Compare effective visual presentations vs. poorly executed visual presentations
 Unit 2
Design Principles  Part 2
  • Color
  • Balance / Unity
  • Page Layout
  • Analyzing the work of a professional designer to draw inspiration
 Unit 3
Branding
  • Your company’s brand, visually, core messaging (Analyze how to incorporate that into the presentation)
  • Inspiration Board
  • Concept / Theme of Presentation
  • Stock Images and Illustrations that communicate to target markets
 Unit 4
Execute Your Visual Presentation
  • Getting Critiques for Improvement
  • Getting Feedback from Professional in your Industry / Target
  • Expanding presentation to different formats – web, info graphics,  in-person

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

 
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Add Certificate To Cart

$195 for individual course ($495 total for Certificate)

Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs


About Your Instructor

   Jenna Soard is a graphic designer and branding expert, and has worked as a Senior Graphic designer for Nike.  What makes her distinctive from most designers is that she has an MBA in marketing.  


Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

  • Produce a highly effective visual presentation in the software of your choice
  • Create a beautiful visual presentation with deliberate design decisions
  • Have an Inspiration Board to assist with the creative process of the project
  • Have a strategic collection of stock images and illustrations to use for the visual presentation that communicates effectively to your target markets
  • Produce visual presentation that is cohesive with your brand with a strong concept and theme

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
 
You will learn how to create effective visual presentations by learning:
  •  Understand the difference between good and poor design
  • Utilize simple typographic, color, layout principles 
  • Choose proper images and illustrations for your project
  • Analyze a professional designer’s work and learn from them
  • Understand brand identity standards and how to use them
  • Discover the relationship between concept and theme

Completion Requirements