You’re undoubtedly design-aware enough to know that endless lists of bullet points; dense, indecipherable graphs; and PowerPoint’s swoopy “Waveform” template are not the ingredients of great presentation design. Even if you instinctively know there’s a better way to design compelling presentations, can you articulate what the principles are? Presentation design is good design layered with additional approaches and techniques specific to the form — the very things we’ll share in this workshop.
There are definitely some tricks to the trade that only someone who specializes in presentation design is going to know. In this workshop we’ll share those tricks as we spend the day looking at examples (both good and bad), seeing great presentation design principles in action, and brainstorming our way towards more conceptual, design-driven decks. Here are the highlights of the material we’ll be covering:
- Breaking it down: Thinking through the message, the visuals, and the delivery method
- When to create and how to design a companion leave-behind document
- How basic design principles of balance, emphasis, unity, and movement impact slide design
- Do’s and don’ts of color, typography, backgrounds, effects, and embedded media in presentation design
- Best practices for presenting graphs, charts, data, and diagrams
- Designing presentations that show up the way you want on a variety of platforms and screens
You will need to be a competent designer and have a basic understanding of PowerPoint or Keynote, but software training will not be the focus of this workshop.
*Lunch is provided. Hot, cold, gluten free and vegetarian selections available.
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
School of Visual Concepts
SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.
The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom. Our thinking is that the best people to teach you something aren't teachers. So, instead of a full-time faculty, our classes and workshops are taught by working professionals. More often than not, these are people at the top of their game, not wannabes or used-to-be-best. The connections you'll make with these pros can sometimes be as valuable as the material they'll teach you.
All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?
We’re 100% certain that it does.
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