Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Advanced Online Organizing
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 10:30 AM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 11:45 AM (Eastern)
Room: 330 A
Do you ever find yourself at a loss for how to make attractive visual content when you have to include your organization’s garishly colored logo? Have you ever spent hours trying to craft the perfect Facebook graphic and then your mom is the only person who shares it? Do you secretly wish you could make an infographic that looks decent enough for Upworthy to post? If you answered, ‘yes’ to one or more of those questions, then you need to be at this session. This training is for anyone looking to up their design game, make share-ier content and get a handle on tools for visual problem solving. We’ll focus on the bare-bones basics of good design and show you how to take your visual content to the next level by using design principals to break through frustrating roadblocks.
Sarah Baker has been making the internet look good since 1998, when, at the age of fifteen, she learned basic html and used MS paint to whip up some killer Alanis Morissette-themed graphics for her first website. Sarah later graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art where painting was her concentration, but student government was her passion. In between field and management gigs on local, borough-wide, and city-wide political campaigns, Sarah honed her graphic design skills as a freelancer in Brooklyn.
Currently, Sarah Baker is the Creative Director at the New Organizing Institute, where she spends her days making things with Adobe Creative Suite and avoiding emails.
Other sessions: Test Screen Your Video, Online Media + Social Graphics
Eric is Digital Director for Donna Edwards’ Senate campaign in Maryland.
Previously he served as Digital Director for the New Organizing Institute overseeing all online communications, strategy, and fundraising. As part of his duties he helped train hundreds of organizers in social media, email, and building a winning campaign online. Before coming to NOI he filled digital roles with Public Campaign Action Fund and CREDO SuperPAC. As well as communications and organizing roles with We are Wisconsin, SEIU, and Russ Feingold’s 2010 Senate campaign.
In his free time he likes to work on side projects like parabellumlabs.org and doihavetoworktoday.com.