Saving Good Causes from Bad Design


Our environment – online and offline – is saturated with images and graphics trying to get our attention constantly.

Choosing the right images, fonts, and colors can be the difference between getting the attention of the people you’re trying to reach and getting lost in the noise.

Bad design might alienate and confuse people. Good design can build trust and help spread your messages.

Watch this webinar recording to learn the basics of visual design, the key rules and principles you need to know, and how to create a flyer, social media graphic, or report that will get your message across. You’ll also get started with how to use the free software and tools you need to design just about anything.


Molly McLeod is a designer, artist, zine maker, GIF connoisseur, and educator based in Oakland, CA. She helps nonprofits, government agencies, and organizations working towards social justice communicate more effectively and design awesome things. Her mission is to empower people to improve their communities through design.

Most recently, she was the lead visual designer at Code for America, creating tools, trainings, and templates for local governments around the country. Before that, she was the lead designer at CommunicateHealth, a health education and communication firm specializing in improving health literacy through user-centered design, policy, research, and content development. 

Check out Molly's portfolio and design resources.