Graphic Design + Social Media

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Compelling graphics are essential to effective web marketing - and social media is by no means an exception! …

Compelling graphics are essential to effective web marketing - and social media is by no means an exception!

Facebook fanpages and Twitter feeds are increasing in popularity as a way of connecting consumers with companies. Amazing graphics will help attract new clients to your product and make your company stand out from the rest of the crowd.

This webinar will cover such topics as:

- The Benefits to Using Social Media
- Basic Fundamentals of Marketing and Design
- Where to find Images and Fonts
- Incorporation of Branding and Consistency
- Creating graphics using free, online alternatives to Photoshop
- Implementing Your Graphics on Twitter and Facebook

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  • 1. HELLO!• The Creative Services Designer at Schipul• Studied Graphic Design at St. Edward’s University• Part-time Sea Monkey Breeder• Hobbies: Illustration, Franklin the Dog, and Etsy
  • 2. TOPICS WE’LL COVER…• Social Media Benefits• Design Fundamentals• Where to Find Images and Fonts• How to Create Social Media Graphics• Implementing Graphics• Linking to Social Media
  • 3. SOCIAL MEDIA BENEFITS
  • 4. PROS OF SOCIAL MEDIA• Free to Use• Quick and Easy Self-Promotion• Connect with Just Your Target Audience• Engage One-On-One with Clients• Create and Build a Strong Identity• Platform for Great Feedback
  • 5. WHICH TO CHOSE?THERE’S SO MANY OUT THERE
  • 6. FACEBOOKSTATISTICS
  • 7. TWITTERSTATISTICS
  • 8. MARKETING + DESIGNFUNDAMENTALS
  • 9. BRANDING• Perceived Emotional Corporate Image As a Whole • The Companies Core Values • More Than Just Colors, Typefaces, Logo• Is the Foundation Which the Designer Builds Off From• Clear + Consistent Message
  • 10. IDENTITY• Visual Aspect That Forms Part of the Overall Brand• Branding Standards Manual • Has Set Guidelines To Apply Identity to Visual Elements• Examples of Visual Devices • Signage • Marketing Collateral • Products + Packaging • SOCIAL MEDIA  Yes!
  • 11. LOGO• Identifies a Business in Its Simplest Form Via the Use of a Mark of Icon• Iconic Logos are: • Describable • Memorable • Effective Without Color • Scalable in Size • Relevant
  • 12. AUDIENCE + MESSAGE• Who Is Your Target Demographic? • Gender • Age • Location• What Message Are you Communicating? • Clear • Concise • Direct
  • 13. EXAMPLES OFSOCIAL MEDIA DESIGN
  • 14. FINDING IMAGES AND FONTS
  • 15. • Free IMAGES – Make Sure it’s Okay to Use – Ask Artist/Photographer’s Permission – Example: • Compfight.com • Flickr.com• Paid – More Creative Control – Example: • Istock.com • Shutterstock.com
  • 16. Http://Compfight.com
  • 17. Http://IStock.com
  • 18. FONTS• Free – Examples: • FontSquirrel.com • Google.com/WebFonts • DaFont.com• Paid – Examples: • Fonts.com • Houseind.com • Emigre.com
  • 19. Http://FontSquirrel.com
  • 20. Http://Emigre.com
  • 21. CREATINGGRAPHICS
  • 22. GRAPHIC DIMENSIONS• Facebook – Ideal: 180 x 540 pixels• Twitter – Ideal : 1024 x 768 pixels – Content Area: 41 – 108 pixels• LinkedIn – Ideal: 400 x 180 pixels
  • 23. CONTENT FOR YOUR GRAPHIC• Logo (A MUST!!)• Tagline• Contact Information• Location• Hours of Operation• Image Pertaining to Product• Tab Links Information
  • 24. ALTERNATIVES TO PHOTOSHOP• Google “Free Alternatives to Photoshop”• My Two Favorites: – Picnik • Picnik.com – Photoshop Express Editor • Photoshop.com/Tools/ExpressEditor
  • 25. Http://Picnik.com
  • 26. Http://Photoshop.com/Tools/ExpressEditor
  • 27. LINKING TOSOCIAL MEDIA
  • 28. MUY IMPORTANTE
  • 29. UPLOADING YOUR GRAPHICS
  • 30. DEMONSTRATION TIME !
  • 31. QUESTIONS?CONTACT ME : ebogdan@schipul.com