Design Simplified: Create a Media Kit for Your Blog, Business or Product

Chakowa "Coko" Donaldson, Graphic Designer, Coko Creates + Blogger Kit Co.

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10 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction

      1:50
    • What is a Media Kit?

      1:27
    • Anatomy of a Media Kit

      4:52
    • Class Project

      0:11
    • Before You Get Started

      0:25
    • Quick Tips

      1:19
    • Let's Start Creating...

      1:13
    • Media Kit Design Tutorial - Page 1

      7:40
    • Media Kit Design Tutorial - Page 2

      11:51
    • Final Thoughts!

      0:17

About This Class

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Welcome to the 1st course in my Design Simplified series, where I’ll be teaching you how to create a Media (Press) Kit for your blog or business.

Media kits, also known as PR Kits, EPKs, or simply Press Kits are an essential tool for anyone that is interested in capturing the attention of the media, sponsors, and potential clients. Whether you’re an Artist, Industry Leader, an Influencer, a Public Figure, Freelancer, a Company or an Entrepreneur, you know that media kits are a necessity when it comes to furthering your career.

In this course, we will not be using the typical industry standard design software when creating your media kit, we’ll be using Microsoft PowerPoint…

Yep, you read that correctly, PowerPoint!

While I love creating custom design works using a combination of Adobe Creative Suite programs, I know that it can be quite intimidating for some. So I’ve come to you with my Design Simplified series, with the purpose of simplifying the design process so that it is unintimidating and approachable for ALL.

IN THIS COURSE WE’LL COVER:

  1. What is a Media Kit?
  2. Anatomy of a Media Kit + What to Include in Your Media Kit
  3. Tutorial on How-To Create Your Own Media Kit

 

RESOURCES

Before You Get Started: Please Download

  • Workbook + Media Kit Download: Go to the 'Your Project' tab >  'Attached Files'

 

Create a Custom Color Palette: Adobe Kuler

Gather Your Analytics: Quantcast Measure

Headshot: DIY Headshot Tips

Tips for Creating a Mission Statement: Fluff-Free Mission Statement

Download PowerPoint 2016: FREE 30-Day Trial of Microsoft PowerPoint

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

"Carefree" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Hep Cats Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

24 of 25 students recommendSee All

This class contains everything you need to design your own media kit.
Laura Whittington

Knitwear Designer, Crafter, Textile artist

I now have the basic essentials for designing my media kit. This will help me as I gather the data and content to include in it.
Darnita Howard

The Pattern Maven

Great info and the downloads are very helpful.
Nanci Arvizu

Writer, Artist, Dreamer.

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Chakowa "Coko" Donaldson

Graphic Designer, Coko Creates + Blogger Kit Co.

Hello there! My name is Chakowa, but you can call me Coko. :) I’m a Michigan-based graphic designer with a love of all things design and a knack for creating affordable and time-saving design material(s) for bloggers + creatives.

Media Kit Design is my creative outlet of choice, and while I’m excited to be teaching, I’m even more excited to learn from the awesome creatives that have also decided to share their skills on this platform.


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