Level up: A graphic design primer

Level up: A graphic design primer

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 19 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 19 2:45 PM (Eastern)

So you want to be a graphic designer? We’re surrounded by designers’ fingerprints on our phones, billboards, mailers, even the logos on our clothes. Where do you begin? Join this training as we go through the basics to kickstart your graphic design adventures, beginning with changing the way you look at the world in the first place. We’ll discuss the basics of color theory, fonts (what is kerning, anyway?), composition and more importantly, the best way to keep your skill set up with this ever-evolving art.


Candice Dayoan


Candice is an award-winning Vice President of Creative for 50+1 Strategies, a civic engagement, campaign strategy, management, and community mobilization consulting firm based in Oakland, CA. In 2019, she was honored by the American Association of Political Consultants as a Top 40 under 40 Winner. She specializes in print design and has won several national awards for her logo, billboard, and mailer designs.

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Chris McNeil


Chris McNeil is a Senior Graphic Designer at Resonance Campaigns. 2020 is Chris’ tenth electoral cycle, with previous stints at Stearns Consulting, Kaufman Campaigns, Campaign Workshop and the DCCC. If you’re a Democrat, Chris begs that you preview digital ads on a smartphone; if you’re a Republican, desktop screens are fine. He suspects the hype re: Instagram Stories is legit. Chris’ favorite Tik Tok is @tootymcnooty. His daughter Violet is a year old and was not named for the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. That just sort of happened.

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