Poster Design: Fall 2017

Design for Poster Presenters: Tools and Best Practices

Monday, 9/11, 4-5pm (Pettigrew 121)
Wednesday, 9/13, 11am-Noon (Pettigrew 121)
Monday, 9/18, 4-6pm (Pettigrew 121) – this open work session is for last-minute troubleshooting and help with submitting your file to Post & Print for the 9/19 deadline.

These workshops will provide an overview of available tools for poster design, including Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Slides, and Canva. Topics to include templates, sources for images and graphics, and best practice “dos” and “don’ts”. This session is ideal for students preparing posters for Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend on Friday, September 22, 2017.

Please RSVP to Michelle Holbrook-Pronovost at

Download an InDesign template for a 36″H x 48″W poster here. Template fonts are available on Mac and Windows.

View a Google Slides presentation for design tips here (link is accessible to anyone logged in with a Bates Google account).