- Session 1: What is Brand?
- Session 2: Design for Non-Designers: Principles
- Session 3: Serving the Church
- Session 4: Graphic Design Principles: Social Media
- Session 5: Advertising and Promotion
- Session 6: Graphic Design Principles: Presentations
- Bonus Session: Graphic Design Principles: Websites
- Supplement: Example church style/brand guide
- Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning): many library systems offer Lynda access for free if you have a library card.
- Visme.com: check out the “Learn” menu
Graphics Programs: “professional”
- adobe.com (desktop): powerful, but with a steep learning curve.
- sketch.com (desktop): more user-friendly, but less powerful.
- youidraw.com: online option, less powerful.
Graphics Programs: “amateur”
- canva.com: gold standard for quick-design tools. Awesome!
- klex.io: very similar to Canva; different graphic library, so a nice alternative
- visme.co: similar to Canva, but includes templates for other options like infographics.
- logogarden.com: when you need a quick logo!
Free Photos, Icons, and Images:
- 21 great free photo sites, including these two great options:
- thenounproject.com: huge number of icons, but they do require attribution.
- slidescarnival.com: free PowerPoint templates
- fontsquirrel.com: great first-choice for free fonts
- pixelsurplus.com: look for the free section; high quality
- befonts.com: high quality
- dafont.com: not-so-high quality
- creativebloq.com: create an account to get free high-quality fonts every month
- Canva.com’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing: excellent!
- inkbotdesign.com: good guide to matching fonts
- gotprint.com: amazingly high-quality print, amazingly fast and cheap
- moo.com: flawless business cards
Paid freelance options:
- Check out FIVERR.COM, where you can get quality graphic design for low, low prices (starting at $5 — thus their name). Every designer has a portfolio of their work there; look for one who’s work looks like you want your project to look.