Good design works fast.
But if the layout lacks clarity, the audience will never read it. This Bespoke workshop fixes that – you’ll get happier readers and far fewer client revisions.
Every aspect of successful layout is covered – delegates will learn how to create quality reports, compelling pages, and award entries that win.
“That was excellent, lots of things for us to consider in the future, thank you so much!” – Tom Harvey, Managing Director of content agency We Are Spoke
“I was nervous about losing a half-day but this workshop was extremely valuable. I loved it” – Rita, Designer
The workshop is highly interactive. There are individual and breakout room exercises, plenty of group debate, and lots of Q&A. You can invite as many editors, writers, and designers as you like.
• Spot the mistakes
Delegates identify and fix key mistakes in a custom layout
• The law on captions
And why every picture needs one
• Type hierarchy
Choose the correct size for all on-page elements
• Breaking it all up
What should be big, what should be small and how you can magic it all in to fit
• Analyse that!
How to draw attention to what’s important
• Rules about rules
Thick and thin, straight and wavy, columns, dividers, underlines, and boxes
• Sidebar secrets
How to exploit the most powerful on-page engagement tool
• Grid discipline
Two, three, four, five, seven or ten? How to choose, how to use sleeping columns
• Soup to nuts
A complete walk-through of a best-in-class page design
Photo above: The 2022 LCC Design Management MA course, by Omar Juda
Should you choose, this Electric Layout session can be extended, either to a full day, or by adding a second half-day session.
Each delegate chooses pieces they would like to talk about, everyone can share their screen, and together we work through the issues.
This consultancy/training hybrid is a unique process. You’ll make real strides in the shortest possible space of time, and your team will totally own the outcomes.