Design permeates virtually all aspects of professional communication – from writing resumés, memos, and cover letters to pitching a new product line or advertising an upcoming event. How that information looks matters and can be the difference between it being picked up or thrown away.
Backtrack to Fall 2014 and I had just entered my first professional writing course at UAB – being asked to design the cover for that issue of MEMORANDUM and having absolutely no idea what or how to design. Being a complete novice at the medium, I searched for help anywhere I could find it. Between Robin Williams’s (not the comedian) book, The Non-Designer’s Design Book, and a fellow UAB student and graphic design major, I learned a few tips that could help any professional writing student who wants to start dabbling in design.
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