Designing Beyond Print: Owning Your Work Across Platforms

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February 16, 2017 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Designing Beyond Print: Owning Your Work Across Platforms
Originally Broadcast On:
February 16, 2017
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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This webinar is an exploration of expanding the presentation of your stories beyond print. There are all forms of digital design, from longform enterprise stories and quick alternative story forms, to optimizing how a story appears on social media and getting artwork and illustrations online.

There are countless platforms that need a designer's touch. The first step is to stop thinking of yourself as a print designer.

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What Will I Learn:
  • How to think about storytelling with a digital focus
  • What constitutes a digital contribution
  • What sort of role social media should play in planning and presentation
  • Ideas for telling stories on different platforms
Who Should Take this Course:

Print designers, digital designers, people who want to branch into digital design and thinking or anyone involved in the presentation of a story online (producers, social media managers, etc.) will benefit from the lessons presented in this webinar.

Course Instructors:

Virginia Singarayar

Virginia Singarayar is a sports and news designer at The Washington Post. She's a Colorado native and a die-hard Broncos fan. Virginia previously worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and interned at The Denver Post. She is an active member of the Society for News Design and serves on the competition committee for the annual Best of News Design Creative Competition.

Matthew Callahan

Matthew Callahan is a designer, tinkerer, visual journalist for The Washington Post. His interests include beards, beer and station wagons. Follow him on twitter @mg_callahan or on Instagram @matthewgcallahan. Matthew previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times and interned at The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Training Partner:

The Society for News Design

The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print, web, and mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, photograph and record video, visualize data – and write code.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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