Everyday Visual Reports [Live]

Learn how to design effective visual one pagers, briefs, fact sheets and more!

The most effective types of evaluation and research reports are short, clean, and visual (not long and complicated).

In this highly practical live course you'll learn:

  • How to design effective short visual reports for use as fact sheets, executive summaries, case studies, method briefs, and more.
  • How to apply fundamental graphic design principles to give your reports that modern professional feel.
  • A process you can use that will benefit both the writing and design of your report.

Registration in this course includes:

  • Two live 90 minute sessions (on February 20 & 22 at 10 AM Eastern).
  • Forever access to the recordings.
  • Optional-to-attend after session Q&As (I'll hang around for questions up to 30 minutes after each session).
  • One year of office hours with Chris Lysy (a $250 value).

*Bonus* Creativity Toolkit Series

  • Entry to 6 live single session mini-workshops to be offered throughout 2024. Dates/times TBD.
  • Topics Include: Single Panel Comics, Icon Arrays & Pictograms, Simple Maps, Timelines, Annotated Charts, Before & Afters.
  • Forever access to the recordings.


Your Instructor


Chris Lysy
Chris Lysy

Chris Lysy is a professional data visualization designer with over two decades of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and information design.

Through his blog, books, consulting, and live workshops he has helped thousands of data folk design better reports, infographics, and data dashboards. His goal in teaching is to make sharing data easier, more effective, and way more fun. You can read more about his ideas and work through his blog at freshspectrum.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The live portion of the course will take place on: Tuesday, February 20 from 10AM to 11:30AM Eastern (+30 extra minutes of optional unrecorded Q&A). -and- Thursday, February 22 from 10AM to 11:30AM Eastern (+30 extra minutes of optional unrecorded Q&A).
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I miss a class?
I will be recording the main course lessons, you will have access to these as well as office hours for a year (where you can ask specific questions).
What technology will you be teaching?
I teach my design courses using Canva. This will give you the chance to design alongside myself through the use of shared templates. But all the lessons will still apply whether you plan to design in Canva, PowerPoint, Google Slides, Adobe InDesign, or with any other design tool.
What if I have never used Canva?
I offer a FREE self-paced Canva jumpstart course. If you have never used Canva I suggest giving it a quick run through. If you are short on time, just complete the first 20 minute Getting Started section. https://courses.freshspectrum.com/p/canva-jumpstart
Will you send me a Calendar invite?
Yes, after you register I will send you a link you can use to register for the individual classes using a Calendly link. This will then send you a meeting invitation and provide you with email reminders prior to the course.

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