The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro
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The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro

Anyone can learn how to create interesting and beautiful graphics. Join us for The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro, a three-week course that will teach you the theories and techniques behind designs that communicate, illustrate, and inspire.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/28/2017 to 4/11/2017
When: Tuesdays, March 28 - April 11
2 - 3 PM CDT
Where: Online
Contact: Idealware

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The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro

Tuesdays, March 28 - April 11 | 2 - 3 PM CST

Standard Price: $120 | NAM Discount: $95

Contact Dan at to receive your member discount code

Registration for this event is handled through our partner:

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.

Course Schedule

All sessions take place Tuesdays at 2:00 pm Central and last for 60 minutes.

March 28: The Elements of Design

April 4: Layout in Action

April 11: Technology Tools

Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar. All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the course presentation decks and handouts.

About Idealware

Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about technology to help nonprofits make smart technology decisions.