Workshop: Design for the Non-Designer

Thursday, February 22

Networking, 11:45 a.m. – noon
Lunch & Workshop,
noon – 1:00 p.m.
15 Minute Break (and tours)
Second Half Workshop, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Are you a marketer, project manager or business owner responsible for marketing materials like brochures and signage? Don’t have a design background, but ready to get better? According to a recent article on MarketingProfs with data from McKinley Marketing Partners, design skills are in demand. 

Shake off the winter blues and join us for a design workshop loaded with design tricks and tips.

Content We'll Cover

Just some of the questions we’ll cover in this workshop!


What about you – do you have burning design questions that are causing your workstation to shut down? Send them our way and we’ll share with our instructor, Mike Riordan.


“As a marketing team of one, I’m always looking for impactful ways to evolve as a professional, and Cushing’s Lunch & Learns are a great resource. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from industry superstars, including Andy Crestodina and James Ellis, and left with actionable tips to incorporate into my company’s strategy. Make sure to take their tour – you’ll get an up-close look at the high-quality work that Cushing delivers (and catch a serious case of workplace envy)!”
GIF Me a Sign

Have you ever created an engaging GIF only to find out it was too large for the ad placement? You’ve got an awesome media placement ready to go – but what are your next steps for wrapping it up and getting it to the print shop? What are crop marks and bleed anyway, and can’t we come up with a less aggressive phrase?

Mike Riordan of Digital Design Lab Will Answer Your Questions & More.

Thank You Corner Bakery Cafe

Lunch is courtesy of the Corner Bakery Cafe team.

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Learn more about their catering options!

About Our Presenter Michael Riordan

Michael Riordan is an Adobe Certified Instructor, teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Muse through his training company Digital DesignLab. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Design department at Columbia College in Chicago and a freelance graphic artist and consultant with 23 years of experience working in print production, advertising, and as a freelance designer, retoucher, and illustrator.


“Thank you Cushing for the phenomenal educational session with Andy CrestodinaThe information was valuable and presented in an easy to digest manner by an individual who is top in his field. I left the session feeling smarter and wanting more. Count me in for your next one and I'll be sure to bring a friend (or two, or three...)”
Will We See you Next Month?

We hope you’ll join us!

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