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Charles Best-Chancellor's Speaker Series


UNC Charlotte
Center City

320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri. 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat. and Sun. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


UNC Charlotte Center City



October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm




October 28, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm



Design Principles for Non-Designers Workshop

October 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Design Principles for Non-Designers Workshop

Are you being asked to create documents, newsletters, email marketing or websites as part of your job? Without formal training it can be hard to know where to begin. Jumping on the computer and pushing text and images around on a virtual page doesn't lead to strong communication materials. Unfortunately, that's exactly how most design novices begin (and end) a project – and it's a frustrating and unsatisfying experience.

The good news is that with a bit of education, some practice (and a little bit of patience) people who aren’t trained designers can create more professional, engaging and sophisticated communications. In two days, Design Principles for Non-Designers will give you a solid foundation on which to build better marketing materials.

Two days. One goal: Get the basics of good design.

During the two-day workshop, you'll have fun exploring the principles of graphic design through a dynamic balance of lecture and practical hands-on activities that will help you understand and apply the principles to your own work.

Take this workshop if you:

  • Create brochures, reports, newsletters, documents, slide presentations or web pages, but don't have formal training in design
  • Work in communications or marketing and want to understand how best to evaluate marketing materials more effectively and communicate with designers
  • Run your own business and develop your own marketing materials
  • Make a lot of presentations and want to make them more compelling
  • Just want to create easy-to-read, attractive materials



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