Boosting Your Design Skills

June 7, 2017

Live Online Event

For many learning and development professionals, visual design is a skill that has never formally been learned, but is still an integral part of the work we do. Whether you’re new to design or looking for ways to continue to build your skills, this Spotlight’s team of industry design experts will share practical tips that will help you noticeably improve the polish, clarity, and usability of the projects you create. Attend four sessions that will leave you with the principles, resources, interface design knowledge, and considerations to improve the design of your projects!


8:15AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Connie Malamed

Connie Malamed
Learning Strategy Consultant
Connie Malamed Consulting

101: A Crash Course in Visual Design

Learn about the principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs and the ways that you can apply each principle for maximum success. The goal is to quickly increase your visual design skills as much as possible in one hour—and you’ll be surprised at how much you can improve!
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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor
Director of Learning Technology
Mindset Digital

201: Filling Your Design Toolkit: Premium Assets on a Shoestring Budget

In this session, you’ll uncover a huge collection of high-quality resources suitable for your creative toolkit. Among graphics, fonts, icons, and more, you’ll find the design resources you need to make your projects look polished and be more effective—no budget requests required! Learn more.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Tim Slade

Tim Slade
eLearning Manager for Technical Products

301: User Interface Design for eLearning

Explore simple rules for designing an eLearning user interface that promotes engagement, interaction, and learning. Using real-life examples, you’ll examine how simple interface changes can remove visual distraction and redundancy. You’ll leave this session able to improve your eLearning courses by removing user interface distraction and promoting intuitive action by the learner. Learn more.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Kevin Thorn

Kevin Thorn
Chief NuggetHead and Owner
NuggetHead Studioz

401: Bridging the Gap Between Designing and Developing for eLearning

In this session, you’ll find out about the design considerations you’ll want to make before even opening up your eLearning authoring tools. You’ll look in depth at processes to help you explore and outline your design choices, such as storyboards, visual models, and style guides.
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Purchase the Pro Package Package and attend this Spotlight for free; plus, get access to other benefits for the next 12 months! Learn more about Guild content packages.