Workshop Design – For Science!

Get your results seen and understood. That’s your goal as a scientist, right? Well, you’re not fully achieving it without some kind of image. Be it a graph, a diagram, or an entire graphical abstract, you’ll need some kind of visual information.

Images are incredibly powerful tools. They help understanding, and they draw attention to your work. Good visual design allows you to retain viewers and readers, and help explain them what you’ve discovered.

How? I’ll teach you in the workshop Design – For Science!


Rules of aesthetics

In about two hours, you’ll learn to apply the basics of design to your graphical abstract or any other image. Typography, colour theory, composition, and visual storytelling. No arty-farty vagueness: I’ll offer you hard and fast rules to follow for a better look. And when to break them.

The workshop focuses on scientists, but you don’t need an M.Sc. to attend and understand. Prior knowledge is not necessary. Yes, of English or Dutch, the languages you can follow this workshop in. Either online or off.

Get your work noticed and understood.


Tailored to you

Are you already working on an image or graphical abstract you need feedback on? Bring it in as a case in the workshop. You’ll get concrete and practical tips on improving its looks. Making it easier on the eyes, and thus easier to understand.

This workshop is tailored to you and your work in science. You’ll be entertained for about two hours in a relaxed and informal setting. Choose between an online workshop, or one in real life. Individually or in a group.


All about the workshop Design – For Science!

  • for scientists, PhD students, or Master students
  • workshop lasts for 90 to 150 minutes
  • no prior knowledge needed
  • software-independent
  • choose for offline or online workshop
  • group sizes from one person all the way to 50 or more
  • you’ll receive the presentation slides as a .pdf afterwards as a reference
  • no other materials needed
  • in English or Dutch


How much will it cost me?

The starting rate for a 90-minute online workshop is €300*. That’s all-in, as you don’t have to pay VAT.

An offline workshop is a bit more expensive, and it depends a bit on location. Within the Randstad area, the starting rate is €400*.

Rates may differ if you are employed by or studying at Utrecht University, or are attached to it in another way. I partner with Parnassos Cultural Center for my courses at UU. Get in touch, and I’ll explain.

*All these amounts are indications, and have no official significance. If you want a reliable price point to work with, fill out the form below. I’ll send you a quote as soon as possible.


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    Bakabaka Design is certified by CRKBO, a registry that ensures the quality of my courses and workshops. This also means that your course fee is exempt from VAT.


    Something else?

    Is there another subject you want to learn about? Or do you want me to do a lecture or course about design? Can do! I’d love to chat about what I can offer you. Leave a message in the contact form, or get in touch in another way.

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