Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018     Views: 354

The library provides some guidelines for designing professional posters on our Poster Design guide. When you're on the guide, use the blue navigation buttons to the left and select "Best Practices & Tips".

These pages provide information on how to design a professional poster for optimal communication. However, keep in mind that these are just guidelines and your instructor may require you to use different design principles when creating your poster for an assignment or you may need to deviate from these principles depending on your project goals.

On the "Best Practices & Tips" page you find several sub-sections which include information to help you design a poster with optimal content, symmetry, visual use/resolution, and text. Some content is also available for PDF download with screenshots. Instructions for finding high-res images, checking an image for quality prior to printing, and finding images labeled for reuse is also available.

Software that you may want to use when designing a poster (or other large document) beyond Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher is available in the Library's Innovation Lab & Makerspace (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).

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