Datum/Uhrzeit: bis, 09:15 bis 12:15 Uhr
Ort: Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

Key principles of design and professional tools for effective communication

Dates and Registration
The workshop is offered several times:

  1. 28.11.2023 | 09:15 - 16:15
    29.11.2023 | 09:15 - 12:15   Register here 
  2. 25.04.2024 | 09:15 - 16:15
    26.04.2024 | 09:15 - 12:15   Register here   

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Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

Dr. Birgit Lukowski

Target Group
Doctoral researchers and Postdocs

Number of Participants

Course Description
The workshop conveys a basic knowledge about the compelling usage of graphical elements (typography, image, color) and the application of the key principles of graphic design (balance, proportion, composition, alignment, focal point, etc.) to professionally and effectively present academic content. In combination with an overview and training how to use essential design tools of the graphics software Adobe InDesign CC, participants will have the opportunity to train their design skills hands-on, as well as to get the best out of their drafts, by analysing and discussing with group and trainer during the practice sessions.

We use InDesign to show you the basic workflow with a professional design tool. No matter what kind of software you will choose later, all key principles of design covered in the workshop are transferable to any other application.

Notes for workshop participants: Please equip your computer with a free-trial version of Adobe InDesign CC. Moreover, you are warmly invited to bring along own text and image material, recently designed drafts, or examples of design tasks you are specifically interested in.

If you are particularly interested in academic poster design, please choose the workshop format Designing Effective Academic Posters

0,5 Credit Points can be obtained by attending this course. Please contact your faculty for the recognition of performance for the doctoral degree.


  • Dr. Birgit Lukowski
    Dipl.-Grafik-Designerin | M.A. Communication Design | Lecturer in visual communication and presentation technology, i. a. at the Design School Schwerin and Leipzig and the Mediadesign Hochschule Berlin | Founder of the graphics office Suedstern