Authors write, first and foremost. But there will come a time in every author’s career when they will need to communicate something visually.
As an author, you will likely want to…
This workshop is crash course in design, outlining the fundamentals of good design and providing you with the tools necessary to handle many of your own marketing needs. It combines everything I’ve learned in my 13+ years as a professional designer, with insights catered specifically of authors.
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All authors at all stages. Whether you are an aspiring author, a new debut, or a veteran, and whether you publish traditionally or indie, “Fundamentals of Design” will provide you with the tools to create eye-catching, legible, and purposeful designs to promote yourself and your books. The course materials aim to empower you, the author, so that you can handle many basic design tasks without having to hire a designer. (I’m an author myself. I know how precious our budgets are.)
That said, this course will not teach you how to use programs such as Photoshop or Canva. Plenty of tutorials on this subject already exist online, many of them free.
Erin Bowman is the critically-acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated author of numerous books for children and teens. Before transitioning into writing, she worked as a web designer and mobile app designer for brands such as MTV, VH1, Kashi, and Royal Caribbean. Today she continues to work as a freelance designer in addition to handling her own design needs as an author.
“Fundamentals of Design” is a self-guided, five-unit workshop that can be completed at your own pace. With the $79 course you will:
A $25 optional “Add-On Critique” can be purchased once you’ve completed the main course.
Enroll now to immediately unlock workshop materials.* Your welcome email will include a link to the Fundamentals of Design workshop dashboard.
Investment: One time payment of $79 (includes lifetime access to course content).
* The “Add-On Critique” feature supplements the course and is completely optional. It can be purchased when you’ve completed the workshop for $25 or you can skip it. All educational content/lessons are included in the $79 price.
The only requirement to attend/complete this workshop is a computer/device with internet access. The free download is a PDF and can be viewed in any PDF reader.