Visual design involves so much more than just making your projects look professional (although that is important). A strong visual design can make your course more beautiful—and more usable—by focusing your learner’s attention, and structuring information so it’s easier for them to absorb and retain.
But coming up with fresh visual designs can get taxing—especially when you’ve got a heavy workload of courses to crank out. If your visual design creativity is running a little low, let the E-Learning Heroes community lend a helping hand! From the beautiful free templates and prebuilt interactions in our Downloads hub to the six gorgeous graphic sets we're highlighting below, you’ve got loads of free resources to help you raise your visual design game.
- Give a more lighthearted look to your courses with this set of cheerful line icons from Dan Gibson.
- With this assortment of beautiful animated .GIF cover images from Laura Hawk, you can give your Rise 360 projects a modern, inviting look.
- Want to try using some whimsical characters in your next project? Ashi (Neha) Tandon has you covered with this fun PowerPoint freebie full of abstract characters you can customize.
- Visualizing data is made so much easier (and snazzier!) with this assortment of modern circular charts from Allison LaMotte. You can customize these charts in a flash, just by choosing a different color scheme from PowerPoint’s design themes.
- Jazz up your next project with this collection of professionally designed, beautiful buttons. This button set includes two color schemes, so you’ve got buttons with normal and hover states ready to roll.
- This timesaving download from Trina Rimmer features a generous assortment of matching icons you can easily re-color to suit your color scheme.
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