Open Source Graphic Design

Learn graphic design using open source tools
at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY.

Jeff Macharyas, from University Communications at St. Lawrence University, will teach students in the St. Lawrence University Scholars Enrichment Program (SLUSEP) how to use open source graphic design tools to produce projects such as posters, newsletters, brochures, and more, with free software that can be run on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Students will be shown that there are alternatives to expensive, commercial tools such as Microsoft and Adobe, and will introduce them to the world of Open Source.

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in creative services project management, graphic design, writing and analytics. Jeff has worked for: The USO, The American Spectator, Florida Sportsman, Quick Printing, Today’s Campus, Selling Power, and many others. Originally from Fort Pierce, Florida, Jeff now calls Canton his home, along with his wife and cat. His two sons are serving in the Army and the Marines.

Jeff holds a BS in Communications from Florida State University, a miniMBA in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers University, and a MS in Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics from Utica College. Jeff also holds a Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ), and writes frequently for