Design for Social Media: Basics

In the ever-changing world of technology, social media has now become a requirement to sustain relevancy and engagement for most businesses and organizations. While things continue to develop at lightning speed, there are essential, foundational graphic design basics that can be utilized on any platform or website. These skills when learned and applied will make your organization’s graphics engaging and accessible.

Join us on Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2021 to learn graphic design principles and the importance of design in social media while learning how to design your own graphics using Canva, a free online design platform. This workshop will be led by Destiny Washington, the Bartol Foundation’s Social Media Coordinator. Destiny Washington is the owner and head designer of Destiny / Design Co. which specializes in building unique brand and social media strategies for clients big and small. Destiny is a Brooklyn native, a proud self-taught artist and grateful resident of Philadelphia, PA.

  • Supplies needed: Computer/Internet Access
  • Free or Professional Canva.com account
  • Notebook/scratchpaper and pen/marker for notetaking

Get to Know Board Member: Wit López

Our staff and board is run by a group of esteemed and dynamic people from all over the arts community of Philadelphia who are passionate about using art as a way for all to connect to joyful, creative lives.

Wit López (They/Them), is a visual artist, performer, and arts administrator. They are the Artistic Director of Till Arts Project, an arts-services organization serving LGBTQI+ artists in the Greater Philly area. Wit believes that marginalized artists should have support for their practices and equal access to resources as artists from privileged backgrounds. 

Wit Lopez

What keeps you busy in your work and life these days?

Art, art, and more art! I’m an artist, art critic, arts administrator, and arts services consultant, so my life revolves around the arts and I love it!

What intrigued you about being a member of the Bartol board?

The trauma-informed workshop for artists and the grants for teaching artists let me know that Bartol is an organization truly considering the wellness of artists in the community and trying to equip artists with resources. I’m a huge supporter of many organizations that view artists as whole humans and I also believe that artists work should be financially supported, and Bartol is doing both!

What do you hope to learn? What do you hope to contribute?

I’m open to endlessly learning, so I don’t want to put any limitations on my chances to learn by deciding on specific expectations now (or ever). I’m big on skill-sharing and giving out information freely, and I plan to apply those feelings to my contributions as well. I’ll learn and contribute in any way I can.

And our favorite question: Best. Snack. Ever.

I love this question, haha. I’m going to say french fries.

Part of a continuing series featuring our Bartol Board Members.

Looking Back, Moving Forward Annual Report 2015

In its fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014-September 03, 2015), the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation supported arts and culture in Philadelphia through grants, programs and advocacy. The Foundation maintained its focus on in-depth arts education and community-based arts programs, while investigating new ways to engage with cultural organizations, artists and the broader community. To learn more, click Annual Report 2015.