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Course Meeting Times and Place
This course will meet in the Design Center (located in the north side basement of Milton Hall) on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:15.

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Sheppard
Office: English 207
Phone: 646-2341
Email: (best way to reach me)
Course web site:

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00 in Milton Hall Design Center
and by appointment

Required Texts

The Non-Designer's Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice (3rd edition)
Author: Robin Williams
ISBN: 9780321534040
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Peachpit Press

Document Design : A Guide for Technical Communicators (1st edition)
Author: Miles A. Kimball, Ann R. Hawkins
ISBN: 9780312436995
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Additional Options- NOT Required

Many people prefer to work when and where they want, but don't have access to the software they need. Adobe now offers subscription access to all of the tools in their Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) through a subscription tool called Creative Cloud. Student membership prices start at $20/month.

Peachpit Press has some of the best books and tutorial videos around for learning design software. You can get unlimited access to their entire library through Creative Edge for $19.99/month. offers over 2,000 video tutorials teaching design and software skills. Membership prices start at $25/month.