Graphic Design for Non-designers

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

Learn the basics of how and when to use these tools to help tell your story.
Instructor Teresa Wang

Course Overview

Choosing your tool

Understand how to choose the best design tool for your needs.

Design

Learn how to decide on a template and customize it for your needs.

Application

Learn how to pick the right format and size for your needs.

Description

Have you ever needed a social media graphic, or header, or a flyer, and it’s not quite worth the time or resources to go through a professional graphic designer?

Well-designed visual assets for communications are within reach for every size organization, thanks to readily available free or affordable tools. Learn the basics of how and when to use these tools to help tell your story.
You will learn how to save time and money as you design social media graphics, email headers, and even print graphics.
We will begin with an introduction to some common apps, templates, and examples of best practices. You will learn all the basic tools, functions, and exports to give you the right final product for your needs. We’ll also go through some shortcuts and secrets to make you feel like a pro.

Presenters

Teresa Wang

Digital Strategy Consultant
Western Justice Center
Teresa Wang is a digital communications and marketing strategist for Ocean & Mountain. Teresa builds websites, manages social media, executes email marketing, builds paid digital advertising campaigns, and creates and executes fundraising campaigns for a variety of nonprofit and small business clients. She specializes in nonprofits with progressive missions and messaging. Teresa co-founded Roots of Equality in the wake of Prop 8 and collaborated with other grassroots groups to organize actions, including protests, trainings, and an exhibit and book about queer Los Angeles.
Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)
Homework
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed

Live Event

Recording Available
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
90min
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)

Pre-Work

Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.

Homework

Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:

1
3
1.5

NTEN Professional Certificate

CFRE

CAE