Holiday Drink'n'Draw - Creating Custom Graphics in Powerpoint for eLearning

December 14, 2022
4 minutes
Kevin Thorn joins #IDIODC December 14th.

'Tis the season for Holiday Drink'n'Draw. In this special episode we kept it simple and jumped into PowerPoint. Sure, you can find a lot of different free images on the internet, but there's always a project, or two, that needs that extra special custom graphic element. You could pay a graphic designer to create something, but that also comes with some headaches. Why not just learn to create it yourself?

I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to be creative. And don't tell us that you aren't creative, or don't know how to draw. Kevin Thorn, from NuggetHead Studioz, regularly joins us to help you learn that, in fact, you are creative and that you can do this.

We only had 45 minutes to work with, but in that time, Kevin created Christmas trees, a custom version of the word JOY, and a holly leaf. All using PowerPoint. At the end of this episode, you'll be surprised at what you can accomplish.

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About Kevin Thorn

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.  

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.  

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.  

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (Affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the eLearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple, and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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