Another New Class! Mastering the Art of Poster Design

Now this is an eye-catching poster

We’re very excited to announce our second new class in as many months: mastering the art of poster design! In this class, you’ll learn basic design principles, Adobe Illustrator (powerful graphics software) or Inkscape (an open-source comparable 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, standing out from the crowd with your conference poster is key. Unfortunately, very few academics receive any training on how to put together a compelling poster that will actually make your colleagues pay attention.

That’s where SciFund Challenge comes in with our class in effective poster design. Over five weeks, you’ll learn the basics of graphic design and how to use software designed to layout posters (Illustrator or Inkscape). Even better, you’ll be putting your new design learning to work from the start: at the end of the class, you’ll have a poster of your research ready to go.