Design for Non-Designers

January 25, 2016

At Grand Circus Detroit

Design for Non-Designers - Extraordinary document design or ordinary people.

There is an epidemic. Every day, people everywhere are tasked with creating sell sheets, presentations, business cards and more with no design training. This class aims to give everyday people the tools to create professional looking documents by utilizing basic design principles. Students will learn to get more out of common applications such as Microsoft Office or Google Docs. They will be able to make informed decisions when choosing fonts, colors, images and formatting options.

Tuition: $100


What will I learn?

Outline and Key Takeaways:

What is bad design? How do we define it? Isn’t it subjective?

Parts of a Document:

  • Typeface
  • Color
  • Format
  • Content
  • Limitations of Word Processors
  • Using Unconventional Software (Powerpoint/Slides)

Putting it all together

  • Creating wireframes – visualization
  • Thinking with type
  • Choosing color
  • Choosing content
  • Placing content on the page
  • Aligning tools
  • Grouping
  • Spacing

Key Take Aways 

  • Create beautiful documents and presentations
  • Students will leave having created 1 professional looking document
  • Get more from everyday programs such as Google Docs
  • Learn modern design standards for:
    • Color
    • Type
    • Formatting


Featured Instructor: David Boni

Dave Boni is a local designer and entrepreneur. His companies have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Observer, Tech Insider and more. He now focuses on building, a web software that will give everyone the power to create beautiful documents, presentations and more. You can find him any given weekend dancing (poorly) at one of the many bars in Downtown Detroit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Date: January 25, 2017

Time: 6-8:30pm

Price: $100

Refund for Cancellation: An applicant requesting cancellation within three (3) business days after making an initial payment, but prior to workshop start date, is entitled to a refund of all tuition and fees paid with the exception of the non-refundable deposit (if applicable).

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