Design Workshops

Print is proud to offer a series of interactive design workshops by the brightest minds in design and delivered to your desktop. Check back often for new events!

The workshops are either on-demand and open for a week or they are live webinars that are only an hour long. If you register for the live webinar and can’t attend, we will send you a copy of the recording. The week-long workshops can be accessed at any time of your convenience during the scheduled time period.

You may also view the workshop calendar here.

You’ve Lost that Creative Feelin’: 5 Reasons your team’s creativity is lacking and how to revive it

Do you want to be creative? Of course. That’s what you’re paid to do. But chances are, after meetings, emails, project planning, administrative work, and general chaos, your team has only a fraction of the day left for creative work.

So how do you get your creative time back? How do you tap into your team’s creative potential that’s currently being suppressed because of a lack of time? How do you make sure you’re spending your day doing what you were hired to do?

Join us on 10 August 2016 to learn what’s keeping creative teams from being more creative and how to get your creativity back. Tune in to learn from two industry experts:

  • How poor processes = poor creativity
  • What to do when your team gets attacked by ad hoc tasks
  • How to train robots to do your grunt work (leaving more creative time to humans)
  • How to make meetings the exception, not the rule

When: Aug. 10
Time: 1 pm EDT
Price: FREE
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How Creatives Can Make Passive Income Online

How Creatives Can Make Passive Income Online

Many creatives, whether they are designers, photographers or writers, often find themselves stressed with the need to find enough clients to support their income. By learning about how to creative passive income streams for themselves, they can take advantage of their intellectual property and talent in a whole new way. This extra revenue can help reduce the stress of client work and create new opportunities.

In How Creatives Can Make Passive Income Online, you’ll learn:

  • What is Passive Income?
  • Does Passive Income Really Work?
  • Creating Passive Income by Monetizing content
  • Using a Affiliate Marketing to Build Passive Income
  • Making Passive Income from Your Own Products
  • Resources and References for Getting Started

When: Aug. 11 – 17
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How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics

How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics

This workshop combines our very popular infographics workshops – Creating Great Infographics and Infographics: Data, Design Distribute into one very informative workshop.

In How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics, you’ll learn:

  • What kind of information makes sense to visualize and why
  • How to develop a system for communicating your message
  • How to make aesthetic decisions about iconography and set the correct tone
  • Key elements of a successful infographic
  • Value or an analytic look at the impact of a successful infographic
  • The recipe plus resources and tips on how to start making your own infographics
  • Step-by-step guide to creating graphs in Adobe Illustrator

When: Aug. 22 – Sept. 4
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How to Become a Branding Expert

How to Become a Branding Expert

This workshop is a collection of our very popular branding workshop series with Marcia Hoeck and Ed Roach: Common Mistakes Designers Make with Branding and How to Fix Them, How to Position Yourself as a Branding Expert and How to Talk About Branding.

In How to Become a Branding Expert, you’ll learn:

  • The 3 biggest mistakes designers make with branding
  • How these mistakes are seriously limiting your earning potential
  • How to make money with branding before the design work even begins
  • How to use branding as a springboard to additional important graphic design work
  • How to make your branding work more accepted by the client while making the design process easier for you
  • Why it’s so difficult to position your firm, and how you can get over it
  • What positioning has to do with confidence
  • How narrowing your positioning will open doors instead of close them for you
  • What qualifies you as an expert, anyway?
  • What you need to know about branding to be believable in that positioning
  • How to present your branding expertise without feeling icky or salesy

When: Aug. 25 – 31
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Web Design 101 for Designers

If you are a designer looking to add web design to your repertoire, then this workshop is for you. This workshop is part 1 or a 2 part workshop.

Web Design for Beginners: Web 101 (Lesson 1)
If you don’t know a CMS from CSS, start here. When you’re a print designer starting to work online, the language of web design can feel totally foreign. This workshop will give you a fundamental understanding of how the web works and give you the vocabulary you need to work with web developers.

In lesson one, you’ll learn:

  • The technological basis of the web
  • How websites work
  • Basic web vocabulary

Web Design for Beginners: Designing for the Web (Lesson 2)
Design’s all about communication, no matter what medium you’re working in. You already have design skills — now you just need to learn the limits and advantages of the web to become an effective web designer. This lesson will explain how web design works.

In lesson two, you’ll learn:

  • How your design skills transfer to the web
  • How content management systems work
  • The rules and conventions of web design
  • Where to go to find inspiration for web design

When: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
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