If you are as busy as I am, the prospect of spending several hours getting your research poster designed is less than exciting. Here are some suggestions for saving time.
First of all, if you are at all adept at using PowerPoint, try downloading one of our poster templates. Copy and paste your text, photos, charts and graphs into it, shove it all around to fit, and you are done. Most people tell us it take them an hour or so. You’ll probably spend a good part of that hour communicating with a graphic designer anyway.
If you are not fluent with PowerPoint, we can do the graphic design for you. It usually takes us less than an hour at $75/hr. We’ll send you a proof to review, and print your poster when you approve the design. What you’ll need to do is send us the words and images that you want in your poster. We usually get a Word document and a bunch of jpg images.
What often happens is someone gets everything into the template, and it just doesn’t seem to be right. One thing you can do is to send us what you have, and we’ll have one of our graphic designers pretty it up for you. They have a lot of tricks that will help, including getting everything aligned and spaced. It probably takes them 15 minutes, and you’ll have a much nicer poster.