Resources

Below you’ll find resources for teaching and putting into practice visual communication techniques. Many of the resources are free downloads (in PDF and JPG file formats) that you are welcome to use and distribute as you wish. Other resources are links to articles about specific design tips. The goal is to spread visual literacy, so if you find a use for the resources below, please use them any way that is useful. And please check back often as I will continue to add content to this page.

For resources in specific subject areas, please go to the following pages:
Business Communication
Grammar and Punctuation
Teaching Aids
Tutorials
Visual Communication Conferences

For more helpful articles and resources, please check out my Five Quick Tricks and Design Know-How pages.

Free Downloads
The Anatomy of a Really Good Résumé (PDF Infographic)
What a Bad Résumé Says When It Speaks (JPG Infographic)
How to Format a Professional Business Letter (PDF Infographic)
10 Rules for Using Text (JPG Infographic)
10 Critical Document Design Terms (JPG Infographic)
How to Do a Visual Analysis (PDF Downloand)

Helpful Information
5 Concepts You Need to Understand to Communicate Persuasively: Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Kairos, Topos
Top 5 Most Common Design Mistakes that Will Make You Look Like an Amateur
The Only Five Ways to Organize Information (Five Hat Racks or LATCH)
How the 5 Rhetorical Canons (Invention, Arrangement, Style, Memory, and Delivery) Will Make You More Persuasive
Top 10 Most Annoying Misuses of Punctuation
10 Critical Document Design Terms that Writers, Designers, and Communicators Need to Know
10 Rules for Using Text
The Six Types of Résumés You Should Know About
10 File Formats All Human Beings Should Know
How Should I Design My Curriculum Vita?
How to Format a Business Letter
The Anatomy of a Really Good Résumé
How to Install New Fonts on Your PC in Three Quick Steps