Workshops (2020)

The Health Science Doctoral Training Centre at King’s College London has granted funding for two workshops, to be run in early 2020. These workshops will provide graphic design guidance for scientific visual communication and are aimed at PhD students from any department associated with the training centre. Particular emphasis will be given to the creation, editing and adapting of conceptual figures for publication and presentation. Each workshop will run for two hours and will include a short break.

More details, including how to register to attend the workshops, will be made available in due course.


Workshop 1 will be run once, for a maximum of 30 participants. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of graphic design for visual communication and will illustrate these with reference to scientific figures. Where possible, figures that relate directly to the work of the participants will be used as examples, with the focus being on building a resource of editable and adaptable figures.


Workshop 2 will be run on up to three occasions, for a maximum of 10 participants each time. This workshop will involve hands-on instruction in the use of Adobe Illustrator for the creation and editing of conceptual figures. A range of example Illustrator files will be made available for participants to work with. Participants are also encouraged to bring along examples of figures, as digital image files, that are representative of the figures they would like to create.


All of the workshops will be held in the Academic Neuroscience Centre (ANC) Seminar Room, IoPPN, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill,


Workshop 1 – Friday 31st January 2020, 2.30pm to 4.30pm


Workshop 2 (a) – Friday 7th February 2020, 2.30pm to 4.30pm  or

Workshop 2 (b) – Friday 14th February 2020, 2.30pm to 4.30pm  or

Workshop 2 (c) – Friday 21st February 2020, 2.30pm to 4.30pm