Poster Class 2015: Week 4


Welcome to the week four of the poster class! We’ve been slowly building our posters to have maximum visual impact, while at the same time maximizing poster readability. The poster layout gives the clean aesthetic feel of professional design. Your figures draw attention and tell a clear and concise story. Now it is finally time to incorporate the readable part of your … [Read more...]

2015 Poster Class: Week 3

A graph with wall-to-wall chartjunk. Click for full size, if you dare!

Welcome to Week Three of the 2015 SciFund Challenge Poster Class! This week, our focus is on our figures. Last week we spoke about how the layout of your poster can affect the narrative of that poster. In fact, every element of the poster can either add or detract from that narrative. In previous weeks of this class, we have stressed how important the Message Box can be in … [Read more...]

2015 Poster Class: Week 2


Last week we spent a considerable amount of time getting to the core of our poster. We used the Message Box to pinpoint the fundamental themes of our poster topic. We also identified our take-home message, the vital information that we wanted our audience to leave with. This week we are going to begin to package our content and start putting it in our poster file. The goal … [Read more...]

2015 Poster Class: Week One

An iconic movie poster. With the SciFund poster class, you'll be making some iconic posters of your own.

Welcome to Week One of the SciFund Challenge 2015 poster design course! With this class, we have two goals. One: to build a compelling and eye-catching poster. Two: to help our classmates to build their poster making abilities. So let’s get started with both! At the center of every good poster is a compelling story and a clean, organized layout. Throughout the course we’ll … [Read more...]

New class: Mastering the art of poster design


We're very excited to announce a new class: mastering the art of poster design! In this class, you’ll learn basic design principles, Adobe Illustrator (powerful graphics software), and communication skills. And yes, you will make a poster! Putting together compelling posters is an essential job skill for academics. At a time when succeeding in academia is tougher than ever, … [Read more...]