Design for social media

Learn basic design skills for social media

Do you want to create beautiful or branded social media images and graphics? Or just make your look a little more professional? Give us a day of your time, we’ll sort you out.

Book your place

Let us know if you're interested in attending, we may be able to schedule a new workshop.
Register your interest now

Or call: 020 7164 6405

Course Information

Duration
One day: 10:00 to 4:00
Venue
Henshall Centre, 5 Glasshouse Walk, Vauxhall, London SE11 5ES

In this one day workshop, you’ll learn some key processes and hidden structures that make graphic design look professional. You’ll get to know these by trying them out using simple design tools with the guidance of a professional.

The course will concentrate on the principles of design rather than how to use software. You’ll examine lots of examples and get the chance to look at your own work with the course leader. After the course, you'll receive a guide and some free templates to use back at the office.

Course content

This is a hands-on course - you’ll use paper, computers and even your smartphone throughout the day.

Design essentials

  • How to tell a visual story
  • Applying an existing brand
  • Planning ahead and working efficiently

Layout

  • Frameworks that make designs work
  • Working with shapes
  • Using grids in design

Using typography and lettering

  • Using type well and avoiding crappy fonts
  • Making font combinations look good
  • Finding new fonts

Colours

  • Selecting and combining colours
  • Creating gradients

Illustrations and graphics

  • Creating and using patterns and motifs
  • How to turn your story or data into graphics
  • Going from sketch to final product

Photography

  • Choosing the right photos
  • Laying photography out professionally

Designing for different social media 

  • Optimum styles, shapes and technical requirements for social channels
  • Creating profile pictures and headers

Graphic design principles

  • Introduction to user experience
  • Designing for multiple screens
  • Creating infographics easily

Tools and technology

You’ll use some simple design tools throughout the day and see demonstrations of some software that will make your life easier. As long as you have a basic grasp of PowerPoint, you’ll cope with the technical bit and we’re here to help.

Book your place

Let us know if you're interested in attending, we may be able to schedule a new workshop.
Register your interest now

Or call: 020 7164 6405

Course Information

Time
One day: 10:00 to 4:00
Venue
Henshall Centre, 5 Glasshouse Walk, Vauxhall, London SE11 5ES