Visual Design & Accessibility in Successful Communication

Zions Bank - Salt Lake City

Time:  Wednesday, June 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Where: In-person at the Zions Bank building, in-person at the St. George watch party, or join online. 

The in-person luncheon will be at the Zions Bank building at 1 Main St. in Salt Lake City. Park in the City Creek Center parking garage, and go to the Zions Bank Founders Room on the 18th floor. Register 

Online will begin at noon. Register 

In-person watch party in St. George: At Utah Tech University in Building C Room 201A on University Plaza. Attendees should park in the green visitor spaces. Register 


  • In-person attendance in Salt Lake City includes lunch and will be $12 for students, $22 for PRSA Utah Chapter members and $27 for non-PRSA Chapter members.
  • In-person attendance at the St. George watch party will be $22 and will also include lunch. 
  • The virtual webinar is free (does not include lunch.)

Presentation Summary: 

This presentation explains the importance of using visual design techniques to create successful communication assets that are accessible to target audiences. It covers basic design elements that enhance readability and usability for your clients and customers. 

In this session you’ll learn: 

  • How to talk to graphic designers and web designers using basic visual design vocabulary
  • How to use web design elements to make your online communication more accessible to a wider range of users
  • How to create digital assets that are visually appealing to your target audience
  • How to make your organization visually stand out in a cluttered digital landscape

Speaker Bio:

Jeremy Harvey is a senior web developer and senior manager of the Academic Web Services team at Weber State University. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication, with an emphasis in public relations and advertising, and a Master of Professional Communication degree from Weber State University. He’s been a web developer at Weber State since 2013. Jeremy has a background in marketing, graphic design, public relations, art direction, and web development. He enjoys creating and implementing new designs for departments, faculty, and staff at Weber State. He’s passionate about creating online accessibility through thoughtful web design.