Upcoming Alt Channel Classes: July 2014

By: Eden Hensley Photos by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Interested in taking your design skills up a notch or exploring a new platform for curating and sharing visual content? Join us this July for a half-day intensive design bootcamp, a free hour-long eCourse on Flipboard Essentials, or both.

July 17th: Alt on Topic - Design Bootcamp

Join us July 17th from 9:00 AM PDT/12:00 PM EDT through 12:45 PM PDT/ 3:45 PM EDT for four of our most popular classes and design camps in this half-day design bootcamp curated by Laurie Smithwick of LEAP Design.

You will learn how to pair fonts and choose a color palette for your brand and website, where to look for inspiration for your logo and how to translate that inspiration into a great logo that stands out from the rest.

You do not need to be Photoshop or Illustrator wizards or own licenses. Many of the techniques Mike and Alma Loveland of Ollibird will be demonstrating apply to other tools as well. If you do not own a copy of Photoshop or Illustrator and would like to follow along, before class sign up for 30-day trial licenses.

Attend this live online workshop from the comfort of your own home and connect with fellow creatives. During and in between the courses, you have the opportunity to chat with one another, share notes, and plan future collaborations. Grab your seat today

July 29th: Free Flipboard Essentials eCourse

On July 29th at 9:00 AM PDT/12:00 PM EDT, Todd Lappin of Flipboard will show us how to create a beautiful and successful Flipboard magazine. Once we have our magazines, Todd will explain how we can engage with other MagMakers and share and promote our magazines.

Todd will be sharing techniques that apply to all types of created and curated content. So if you have not heard of Flipboard yet, are just getting started, or have been using it for awhile, you will not want to miss this free class. A few seats are still available; register today.

If you are interested in a few examples of interesting Flipboard magazines created by members of the Alt community, Monday's post, "How to Be Ridiculously Interesting" showcases four. Curious about the type of magazine you can create? Learn about the five popular magazine types and how you can curate collections, expand on a theme, share news, scrapbook an event, or create a mobile-friendly version of your favorite print products.

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.