Digital Graphic Design

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Today we had the pleasure of meeting Justine Henderson, a Denver-based designer and photographer. We got to hear her inspiring story and were introduced to some of her amazing work.

Now we will explore the intersection of graphic design and technology first-hand, using digital design tools to create our very own business cards!


Activity Instructions:

  1. Sign up at using your school Google account. You can ignore all the bluish-purple pages that appear after you first sign up. Just move on to the next step.

  2. After signing up, click here to open the Beginner's Challenge. This will show you how to use Canva’s tools and features.

  3. Once you’ve done the Beginner’s Challenge, click the Canva logo at the top left to return to the main page. On the main page:

    • Click Create a design

    • Choose Business Card

  4. Now design a business card that represents you! Be sure to include:

    • front and back design. Click +Add a new page at the bottom to add a second canvas for the other side.

    • Your name and a creative title for yourselfCat Lover, Math Lover, Slime Queen, Future Neuroscientist, etc...

    • Check out some examples here

Want actual copies of your business card?

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  1. Click Share at the top and enter this email address: (that’s 3 m’s).

  2. Make sure it says Invite people to edit

  3. Click Send invites

You may continue to work on your design until Sunday, Nov. 25. After that Michelle will print the cards and bring them to our next meeting in December!