Graphic Design for Public Diplomacy

This workshop introduces participants to the fundamentals of graphic design. We will engage in discussion and exercises in typography, image making and layout for optimal visual communication in the field of public diplomacy. Application of graphic design strategies will be shared to gain a deeper understanding of the role of visuals in contemporary communication.

The workshop comprises two modules:

  • Visual Communication Design for Public Diplomacy
  • Image Making for Visual Storytelling


Visual Communication Design for Public Diplomacy

Have you ever wondered why some graphics work better than others? It is the interplay between how to arrange letters and text for effective visual communication. Understand the basics in creating visual identity through typography-based design, which includes tools and platforms for you to use in your communications materials.

Image Making for Visual Storytelling

Participants learn digital image creation and color application (black & white, monotones, gradients). Illustration and photo-based images will be explored for use across digital platforms that you manage and administer. The session will also include an introduction to iconography and other graphic systems to enhance visual identity.


The workshop takes place over two weeks, including live sessions of 4 online hours, group work between sessions, and assigned self-directed learning. All scheduled meeting times will be in Pacific Time (time zone converterĀ here).

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00am to 10:00am


  • $500 USD
  • Bundled with Using Audio for Public Diplomacy: $800


Click here to access the online application. You will be notified after your application has been received.