Sincerest Form of Flattery
I’m still relatively new in my job, and the job is a new one for the organization. This means that there are still many people who do not know who I am or how I can help them. I’ve been holding meetings (lots and lots of meetings) to get the word out, but recently I got a terrific idea for how to market my services.
Inspired by Nicole Legault, I created an infographic to describe my role. I could use it to demonstrate my design skills, as well as leave colleagues with some key information about elearning, me and my role.
I originally tried to develop an original design, but found myself completely stuck. After a couple of hours of impotent fiddling, I decided to copy one of Nicole’s layouts. This decision expedited my process, but also made me feel like a giant poser. I’m a good designer, so I should be able to formulate my own design, right? Mimicking the existing design allowed me to get a deeper understanding of how the original was put together. And to cut myself a little slack, the first time I created elearning, I borrowed designs and elements from other courses and other visual designs.