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How do we use visual design to communicate with our communities? With so much visual noise out there often our attempts fall flat, so what can we do to improve our chances of gaining our audience's attention, holding their interest, and encouraging action? Whether we're communicating through printed material like newsletters and brochures, or digitally through websites and emails, there are common elements we should know about that can help us convey our message more effectively!
Join us as we welcome our panelists Doug Bixler, Johanna McKay, and Dana Willbanks, and hear about ways they've used visual design to engage their communities through the use of infographics, newsletters, brochures, and other visual material.
Our panelists are:
Doug Bixler, Communications and Design at Schenectady County Public Library
Johanna MacKay, an Instructional Design Librarian at Skidmore Library
Dana Willbanks, Public Information Specialist at Albany Public Library
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- CDLC, Large Meeting Room
- Continuing Education RAAC
Resources - Presentations
Resources - Free Tools
Image and Sound Resources
Royalty Free Stock Music for YouTube and your multimedia projects.
Stunning Free Images: Over 1.5 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by our generous community.
Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives.
Freepik helps you to find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD and photos for using in websites, banners, presentations, magazines...
No matter what ‘work’ means to you, Canva has all the tools you need to design graphics for projects big and small. No design skills necessary: simply drag and drop.
No complex design software. No heavy designer fees.
Just a simple, intuitive tool that helps you and your team tell stories with the visual impact they deserve.
Find and test different fonts to use in your publications!
Trello is a web-based project management application.
With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. You can analyze the page and inspect a palette of its colors.
COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes
and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles... All in the spirit of love.
Comic Sans Criminal
Learn why you should almost always find an alternative to Comic Sans.
Resources - Links to Paid Tools
Snagit's award-winning screen capture software is the only program with built-in advanced image editing and screen recording.
Camtasia 2018 makes it easy to record your screen and create polished, professional-looking videos.
Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for macOS and Windows.
Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.
Create polished, professional layouts without the hassle
Precisely lay out and style text, pictures, borders, calendars, and more. In Publisher everything you add stays exactly the way you’ve designed it, in print, online, or in an email.
A collection of image editing tools.
Content management solution for remote access of digital signage.
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