Visual Communication of Science Workshops


Workshops and seminars

We run on-site workshops (1–2 days)
for smaller groups and interactive seminars (1–2 h) for large audiences.


Work on own materials.

Participants send their publications in advance and we comment and work on their materials during the event.


Complementary skills

Principles and best practices from graphic design and visual perception applied to scientific communication.

Our Workshops and Seminars

Visual Design of
ERC Proposals


Visual Communication
for Scientists

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Venue At your university, research institute or company
Each participant takes home A graphical abstract: own drawn, one or multiple.
Duration 4–6 h 1 day 2 days
Audience Researchers who write
grant proposals
PhD students,
postdocs & others
PhD students,
postdocs & others
Essential visual communication
Colors & fonts ?
Posters (for conferences) ?
Slides (for presentations) ?
Data visualizations (charts, graphs, plots …) ?
Figures (visually consistent) ?
Project proposals ?
Image file-types ?
Organizer can choose
1–5 additional topics.
Organizer can choose
to emphasize or omit any topic.

We also run on-site 1–2 hour seminars (or webinars – Skype):

  • Effective Graphical Abstracts: design principles for visually presenting the main message of your paper.
  • Conference posters: design good looking posters that invite people to talk to you.
  • Visual design of project proposals: how to communicate complex messages to evaluators who are in a hurry.
  • Presentations with slides: oral communication with visual amplification of messages.

How we work

We run our training on-site at the host institution. Participants send us their publications before the event so we can work on the examples relevant to them. The content of the workshop can be adapted to the interests of the specific audience.

  • Workshops are limited to 20 participants.
  • Participants receive printed handouts.
  • Organizer provides whiteboard/flipchart, projector.
  • Cost of training is provided on enquiry.

For institutions with a high number of interested researchers, we organize the training on consecutive days. On the first day we run several seminars which all participants attend. On the following days we run workshops for smaller groups.


Contact us with non-binding expression of interest for workshops or seminars. For pricing, we require the following information: which workshop or seminar, your institution, potential dates, audience size and their fields of research.

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