Introduction to Illustrator: Building your business card+

Do Powerpoint and Microsoft Word's built-in design tools fall short of your visual communication needs? Adobe Illustrator might be the solution. Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular and effective vector-based applications in use today.  For an information professional's purposes, Illustrator can be useful for the layout of text, shapes, and pictures to create posters, stationery, resumes, logos, and in this workshop: business cards. 

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the function and best usage of the program.
  • Navigate the interface and use the major tools for drawing, type, shape creation, working with photos, saving and exporting for print and screens.
  • Identify and implement basic design principles applicable to their needs, including some exploration of typefaces.
  • Create a 2 sided business card, using illustrator skills and design knowledge applicable to other graphic projects.

+This workshop was made possible by a partnership between KMDI and the Inforum.

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.


Gillian Goerz, Illustrator/Graphic Designer