About this class

Class Description

Creating a strong social media presence is an incredibly important aspect of creative businesses today. If you are a creative business owner or have any kind of online social media presence, then you know just how important it can be to have beautiful strong and clear graphics to establish yourself on social media. What makes things a little more difficult is that each platform has their own rules as to what size your graphics need to be.  Instagram’s default is square, but they also have instagram stories which is tall and Facebook loves horizontal images and Pinterest graphics will perform best if they are taller than they are wide. The easiest way I have found to keep up with it all is to create templates for each platform and use those templates to help me plan out post themes, color schemes and content. In this months class, I am going to show you the process I use to create social media post templates in Affinity designer right on your ipad. 

Hello everyone! If this your first class with me, welcome! If you are a returning student, welcome back! I am Jen and I will be guiding you through this creative course. I’m a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and educator based out of the midwest and I run Bella + Sophia Creative studio. If you want to learn more about me, you can visit me online at: www.bellasophiacreative.com and you can check out my youtube channel: The Freelance Life. There, you will get a behind the scenes view of the work I do as a creative freelancer and educator  as well as access to a huge library of additional free tutorials relating to art, design and illustration. I am a huge advocate for sharing knowledge in accessible ways and I have found online courses and places like Youtube are great places for this and help me to connect to a diverse group of people looking to learn and grow. 

What the class is about and what you will learn

In today’s class, we are going to be learning about and designing social media templates in Affinity designer on our ipad that we can use over and over again to plan  and organize our social media content. For this course in particular we will focus on designing instagram posts in square format, but you can update the size to fit your needs. For some of you, it may make sense to create several different social media templates for each type of post you publish.  Before we jump into the technical aspects of working in the affinity designer ipad app, we will go over design tips that will help make your posts strong and keep your process streamlined. Then, we will get into the nitty gritty of creating in Affinity Designer. We will go over setting up our files, creating guidelines, the importance of working in layers, and the different tools available in the software.

I am excited to create something great with you today. Let’s get started!

Course curriculum

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    1. Course-25-Part3

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    1. Course-25-Part5

    1. Course-25-Part6

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 7 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Discover your potential, start creating today!

Pricing options

Purchase individual courses at $20 each or get access to all 25 courses for $22/month. Buy an annual subscription up front and get 2 months free!

Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer Lezan

Designer | Illustrator | Educator

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Studio | Learn-Design-Create, my name is Jen. I am a Chicago-born Latinxer (I'm a proud Puerto Rican and Mexican American) millennial, an educator, and a freelance creative with experience in graphic design, digital media, illustration and surface pattern design. I am also a mother of two who is in on a mission to reach all the creative goals I've set for myself while trying my best to be a positive influence on the world. I have 10+ years of experience in the fashion and creative marketing industry in both the corporate world and teaching as a professor in Higher Education. Over the last 3+ years, I have taught and connected with over 13,000 students online. I am working on building course offerings that bring people a new perspective and opportunity to take your design and art skills to a new level. I am pushing for continued growth, running my indie studio, Bella+Sophia Creative, while also using my skills to help others interested in starting a career in the creative industries. My hope is to inspire others through creativity and help you find your creative voice. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired. I'm so excited to get to know all of you! I am SO glad YOU are here!