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Publishing & Graphic Design

Publishing & Graphic Design Leadership

 Chair Ana Iverson
 Louisiana State University aiverson@agcenter.lsu.edu
 Vice Chair
 Stacy Herrick West Virginia State University sherrick1@wvstateu.edu
 Vice Chair Elect
 Melea Reicks-Licht  Iowa State University mreicks@iastate.edu

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Professional Development Webinars

Best Practices for Making Your Publication PDFs and Webpages More Accessible

February 13, 2019 - 9:00am CT

In this webinar, we will cover information on how to make your publication webpages more accessible by focusing on what to do with your publication content, images, charts, etc. Also, we will cover some “how-tos”

when it comes to making your PDFs more accessible and highlight some tools you can use in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat.

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Developing for the User: Usability, Accessibility and Inclusion - View Video 

December 15, 2017

Presented by: Dr. Zayira Jordan, Iowa State University's Web Accessibility Coordinator

Ever heard “Make sure the website is accessible!” and wondered how exactly to do that? This session will describe some Universal Design principles and methodology related to accessibility.  We will show how you can empathize and develop in a way that will enhance the web experience for everybody including persons with disabilities.  Topics of our conversation will include:

⦁ The definition of accessibility – What is it? How does it relate to web?

⦁ Why we should care about accessibility – Why am I hearing about this so much lately?

⦁ Where to find official web accessibility standards – Let’s take a look at the rules and guides that exist – don’t worry, we’ll make this part fun!

⦁ Simple steps to improve accessibility on your website – yes, you can improve your site today!


No Such Thing as an Everyday Project - View Video

May 17, 2017

Nick Van Berkum, Iowa State University communication specialist and designer, shares tips for stretching your creativity and approaching every assignment with fresh eyes.  To Nick, there is no such thing as a small project.  An artist and freelance designer off-campus, Nick has designed gig posters for Wilco, Eric Church, Cake, comedian Mike Birbiglia and a variety of other bands. Whether the job is a poster for a university event, a brochure or a full-scale website, Nick encourages designers to have fun with their creative process, experiment with ideas and never settle for a boring or mundane design. Nick shares how he does just that during his creative process and offer ideas for you to stay out of the design rut with your everyday projects. 

Storytelling in Design - View Video 

December 15, 2016

Jessa Wilcoxen offers this 30-minute webinar incorporating visual storytelling techniques into your marketing and design pieces. As an educator of digital media in the Departments of Art, Arts Technology, English and Marketing at Millikin University, she teaches a wide range of design classes. Jessa considers storytelling to be a vital tool for her professional design work developed through her consulting business, Creative Spark and her fine art, which she has showcased in exhibitions locally and nationally. In this webinar she breaks down the elements of visual storytelling, offers optional exercises and examples of solutions.

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