DIY Design for Individuals & Entrepreneurs

, Creativity Inamorata & Microsoft Enthusiast

You have a design project…  Money is tight so you can’t hire a graphic designer so you decide to DIY.  You try using silhouettes, colorful backgrounds and oversized fonts, but your designs still look a drab and unexciting? Learning how you can take your designs to the next level can be accomplished in less than 90 minutes.

This learning segment will provide you the framework for understanding graphics files, designer jargon and design concepts.  Additionally, we will review various design applications and designer resources.

By the end of this course you have a solid context for graphic design, real-world design solutions, understanding what a graphic artist does and how to communication your project’s needs so you get exactly what you want the first time around.

This segment is ideal for anyone who creates web graphics, flyers, actor and model sheets, newsletters, invitations and other graphic designs for themselves and/or their business.

Learners are welcome to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).  If time permits, Ninety minutes of the course will be presentation and lecture-based while the last 30 minutes will be a tips and solutions workshop where learners work on a personal design project.

Prerequisites
Learner should be comfortable using computer, previous design experience is not required. This course is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn more about graphics and design.
Schedule
  • Better DIY Design & Individuals and Entrepreneurs

    Pearl Studios

    519 Eighth Avenue 12th Floor
    New York, NY

    Ninety minutes of the course will be presentation and lecture-based while the last 30 minutes will be a tips and solutions workshop where learners work on a personal design project.

    Topics covered in this learning segment:

    1. Learning to Speak the Language of the Designer

    2. Battle of the Files:  Web vs Print

    3. Design Concepts for Non-Dummies

    4. Arming Yourself for Design:  Review of Commercial and Free Apps

    5. A Peek Into A Designer's Treasure Chest

    Learners are welcome to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop). 

    Oct
    6
    Sat, October 6th, 2012

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Sabrina Easley

Creativity Inamorata & Microsoft Enthusiast

Ask anyone who knows me and they will say, “She is not a knowledge hoarder”.  Since I was a young girl, learning and creativity have been two very powerful forces in my life.  Even when I entered the corporate world, I took part in every learning opportunity that came my way, and sharing what I learned was never trumped by job security.  If someone needed help and I was able to do so, I did.  This way of thinking has allowed me to connect with so many brilliant people and to grow in ways I never imaged.

I am the founder of Presentation Guru, a learning-empowerment company located in Queens, New York.  I am a Certified Microsoft Office Master and the Senior Trainer, and was  Co-Manager of Technical Training at Bear Stearns.  To-date, I have been developing customized MOS training, providing floor support, and delivering learning sessions for both commercial and proprietary applications for law firms, financial institutions, advertising agencies, small companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in New York City and Northern New Jersey.

I truly enjoy transferring knowledge.  Albert Einstein once said, “Love is a better teacher than duty.”  I believe this true from both perspectives, the learner and the instructor.

Anyone can show you how an application works, I will show you how to use it to get your job done!

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