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Secrets of Impactful Poster Design

08.05.2023 | 09:00

Using a lively mix of practical exercises, software tutorial, discussion, and group work this course examines the essentials of creating an impactful and memorable poster design.


Standing out in a world of grey boxes

A guide to the essential steps to designing a powerful poster. What has visual impact – and what to avoid. Practical, easy-to-apply tips to create a professional standard of output. Integrating the principles of visual communication to poster design, and the course leader’s recommendation for easiest software to learn.

  • Starting right: writing and editing the text to provide a powerful focus
  • Essentials of visual logic
  • Finding the optimum layout
  • Principles of ‘Grid Design’
  • Software tools: Powerpoint, Adobe illustrator, Corel Draw
  • Powerpoint techniques and brief top tips tutorial
  • Use of Imagery: What works, and what doesn’t – with examples
  • Graphic Design or hand-drawn illustration?
  • Photoshop and other photo-manipulation software
  • How to test the poster and obtain feedback
  • Creating Interactive (e.g. PICO) academic posters

On the third day of this course, which follows one week after the first two, the participants each have the opportunity to present a poster in an online environment for the feedback of the group.


For doctoral candidates of all disciplines.
If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.

Course Language: English

Instructor: Mark Edwards

Three-day online workshop: May 8, 9 & 17

More information and registration here.

Zeit & Ort

08.05.2023 | 09:00

three-day online workshop

Zur Website Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft