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Designing to Heal: An Online Workshop

May 12, 2020

We had such a tremendous response to our first event that we’ve decided to make this a series! Join us for another Zoom poster design workshop with Isometric Studio, and create your own posters about climate change and the environment.

While most businesses are closed and people are staying at home, images and data have emerged showing nature encroaching on urban spaces and air pollution all but disappearing.

The climate crisis was already on everyone’s minds prior to the pandemic, but now that we have a glimpse at the world that could be, it is all the more important to draw attention to this urgent issue. Join us in an interactive virtual workshop where we will all make posters about climate change and the environment!

People of all ages and skill backgrounds are invited to participate in this online poster design workshop. Posters may be created using physical or digital tools—whatever is most accessible to you! We will begin with a brief introduction and presentation by Poster House Chief Curator, Angelina Lippert, on the history and purpose of environmental posters. This will be followed by an interactive workshop led by Isometric Studio partners Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid.

(1) THINK: We will begin by brainstorming several typographic and/or image-based messages.

(2) SKETCH: We will then create five small thumbnail sketches for potential poster compositions.

(3) CREATE: Finally, we will select one of those ideas and develop the final poster, which can be shared on social media.

At all three intervals, you will have the opportunity to share your work with the larger group for feedback. You are welcome to work using digital or physical media. Isometric Studio team members will be participating live and sharing their own design process with you.

When you register, you will receive a Zoom link, some directions on how to prepare for the workshop, a follow-along guide for the event, and instructions on documenting and sharing your poster.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This online workshop is presented in conjunction with Isometric Studio.


Download Zoom
It is available for free for your computer or as an app for your phone.

Set up your space
(If you are working off the computer)

If you are using physical media, prepare 2 sheets of paper (ideally 8.5”x11” or 11”x17”) with a rigid backing surface such as a table top or wooden board. Assemble any other materials you would like to use, such as pencils, color pencils, chalk pastels, and/or paints, etc.

Download Adobe Illustrator Template
(If you are working on a computer)

We have created 11”x17” and 18″x24″ template files for your design which will make it easy to save them for sharing online. We have also provided artboards for Instagram stories and posts in the correct dimensions. Please download them here.