Join us for Still Rockin’: A Night of Music to Support Programming and Resources for Older Adults

Join us for Still Rockin’: A Night of Music to Support Programming and Resources for Older Adults

Brand Center

Looking to create a flyer, announcement, or another piece of collateral for internal use within the Chicago Methodist Senior Services community? You’re in the right place.

Review the gallery of available designs below, decide what design template meets your need, and click to download the template as a Word doc or PowerPoint for you to edit and use as needed.

Policy Statement: In its expectation to create materials consistent with its branding guidelines, CMSS strives for the CMSS brand to be recognizable both internally, among staff and externally, within the community.

How to select images when adding clip art to a design template:

  • DO use images with interesting crops.
  • DO use close-up images, especially with people.
  • DO use images with bright natural light.
  • DO use full-color images.
  • DO use images that show seniors interacting with other people, including caregivers, family and peers.
  • DO use images of a single individual only if there’s an implied presence of other people and human engagement.
  • DON’T use clichéd poses or shots.
  • DON’T use images of people who seem alone.
  • DON’T use images of sick people.
  • DON’T use black and white images.

Design Guidelines:

Avoid scattered graphics and cluttered layouts. Too many elements on a page makes it hard for the eye to focus. When less is on a page, every element there counts for more and can be taken in more readily by the audience. For the same reason, avoid mixing different shapes in the same layout, such as mixing circles with rounded-corner rectangles and ellipses. Stick to one type of shape and treat each one consistently for particular types of information. This will build a clean and visually strong look.

Give content room to breathe draws attention to it. Use an adequate amount of white space to create a visually balanced layout and to help the reader’s eye move through the content easily. Simplify layouts and their readability by avoiding the use of borders around images, boxing in elements or creating other types of content containers within a page.

Visually align elements to create a balanced and well organized look. Align text and other elements to each other, to the margins or the grid.

If you don’t have access to the century schoolbook font (font for body copy on flyers), that can be downloaded below with instructions on how to download and install the font on your computer.

Not sure how to make a design or edit your flyer template?Watch instructional videos below

When you are done with your design, please submit it to Ellen Woodward for approval before printing and/or distributing the flyer. Please email it to ewoodward@cmsschicago.org .

If there is something below in the template library that you’d like to have customized, or something you need that isn’t offered, please contact Ellen Woodward at ewoodward@cmsschicago.org.

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    Word Flyer Template Library

    PowerPoint Design Template

    Zoom Background

    Download this image to add as a virtual background on Zoom. Follow instructions from Zoom here

    If you need assistance, reach out to Ellen Woodward at ewoodward@cmsschicago.org

    Instructional Videos: How to Edit a Flyer Template

    Making Edits to a Flyer Template

    Adding Images to a Flyer

    Instructional Videos: How to Download and Install Font Files

    Download Century Schoolbook Font

    Installing a Font on Mac

    Installing a Font on PC

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