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Communicators Forum.

Past Event

Graphic Design Basics (half-day event)

With all of the budget cuts in colleges and units over the past few years, the University's professionals are being asked to stretch their budgets and do more design work like creating brochures, fliers, and programs for events.

Associate Professor Daniel Jasper reviewed elements of design that we can all use. Bob Swoverland of Printing Services presented a guide on how to ask for what you want from the printer, with samples and examples of various print projects. Designer Martin Skoro provided tips for working with a designer to create successful projects on time and on budget when the project is too big for you to do it alone. Megan Drapandt and Drew Swain presented design resources for communicators.

Download Basics of University Branding (pdf) from presentation.