Using PowerPoint to create some of your own custom characters for e-Learning can be pretty rewarding. The Articulate e-Learning Heroes weekly challenge #53 Create Your Own E-Learning Characters with Pictographs challenged participants to create pictogram characters for a specific industry or learning topic.
I chose to create some characters for “events planning” – ie wedding characters. I started by looking through the resources provided for the challenge – in particular, “Create Your Own custom Characters for Online Training” by Tom Kuhlmann and this YouTube video “PowerPoint tips: simple ways to create awesome custom graphics. I would also recommend this article by Tom Kuhlmann – “7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Course“.
I created my characters completely from scratch after reading and watching these resources – this approach is popular because it’s simple and you don’t need to have graphic design skills.
The short video at the top of the post shows the process I followed to create these pictogram characters.