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Designing Effective Posters: Classes and Tutorials

Learn how to design and publish effective posters. This guide includes sections on design elements, the poster design process, and using software to create posters.

Poster Design Online Resources

UNC Media Design Center Services

Want some personalized help?  Need a second set of eyes to evaluate your poster? 

MDC staff provide media design education and can help you learn about educational media design and technology. We are happy to help you plan and create your poster project, or to provide constructive criticism for a draft of your project in person or through e-mail.

Need someone to review your poster ASAP? Just contact the MDC at and let us know! You can send us your poster file and we can provide quick feedback virtually. 

Software Support

If the software you're using to design your poster is stumping you, check out the following webpages.

Note: if you are using software that is older than the most recent 2 versions, we recommend upgrading.