Introduction to Notion for Creative Projects

A course by Frances Odera Matthews
Certified Notion Consultant. York, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
, Certified Notion Consultant

Learn how to combine Notion’s powerful no-code toolbox with design thinking to build pages with function, style, and heart

  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1198 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to combine Notion’s powerful no-code toolbox with design thinking to build pages with function, style, and heart



  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1198 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 4m)
  • 14 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

You may have heard of Notion as the powerful project-management software that’s taking the business world by storm, but it’s so much more than that. As a certified Notion consultant and founder of The Notion Bar, Frances Odera Matthews has taken this tool one step further. She has ventured out into the realm of creativity, crafting personalized digital experiences with sleek designs to help companies crush their goals. Join Frances and push the boundaries of what this software can do by applying her expertise in UX and design thinking to come up with solutions that are both practical and aesthetic.

In this online course, learn to use Notion to create functional and eye-catching pages that you can share online. Master Notion’s flexible, no-code toolbox with Frances’s innovative approach, combining the best of project management and design thinking to build immersive digital experiences.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Basics
  • U3
    U3. Content Foundations
  • U4
    U4. Inspiration and Personalisation
  • U5
    U5. Community and Beyond
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Kick off the course by getting to know Frances and her career in the world of product design, UX, and design thinking. Find out how her multicultural and multidisciplinary background inspired her to merge the best of technology, fashion, and culture to create purpose-driven designs.

Begin familiarizing yourself with Notion by exploring its wide range of applications and its diverse target audience. Tackle some practical exercises and discover helpful resources to start honing your skills using Frances’s go-to template. Get comfortable navigating the interface as you look through the platform’s various features before you start designing.

Then brainstorm ideas to define the content and functionality of your profile page. Establish your goals to choose the most suitable tools and structure your project using layout and navigation techniques. Learn to work with Notion databases by setting up a blog, find out how to create a road map displaying your goals, and discover the secrets to optimizing your workflow with dashboard templates.

Venture out into the more artistic aspects of your project by gathering sources of inspiration to define your style and narrow down the key elements you want to highlight. Learn Frances’s pro tricks to customize your page and create a design that is not only functional but innovative and aesthetic.

Get your creation out into the world by publishing it online. Branch out as you think through different ways to use your page to connect with your audience and spark new collaborations. Wrap up by taking a tour of the various Notion communities you can join to keep your creativity flowing and tap into this platform’s infinite potential.

What is this course's project?

Put together a personal profile page that you can share online with your community.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn to use Notion and apply its versatile tools creatively.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is required.

As for materials, all you need is a computer and a Notion account.


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Frances Odera Matthews

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Certified Notion Consultant

Frances Odera Matthews is a certified Notion consultant and the founder of The Notion Bar, an initiative focused on creating customized digital solutions and products for businesses. Originally from West Africa, Frances grew up in the UK and studied abroad in the US and Spain, exploring economics, design thinking, project management, and UX design across many different industries. Her multicultural and multidisciplinary background inspired a love for blending human experiences creatively and conceptualizing innovative solutions.

Through commissioned projects, Frances learned to take a step beyond Notion’s focus on productivity and explore its more artistic applications, creating functional yet aesthetic pages and templates in collaboration with The Notionette, aNotioneer, and many more. She has been featured as a speaker on podcasts such as Hunger Geeks, and she has also shared her knowledge with her community by leading seminars for No Code Lab and Notion’s Block by Block.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Basics

    • Why Use Notion?
    • Introduction to the Course Guide
    • How to Use Notion
  • U3

    Content Foundations

    • Goal Setting and Choosing Blocks
    • Structuring the Profile Page
    • Setting up a Blog
    • Sharing a Goals Roadmap
    • Dashboard Templates
  • U4

    Inspiration and Personalisation

    • Sourcing Design Inspiration
    • Narrowing Down Your Style
    • Customising Notion
    • Making an Aesthetic Profile Page
  • U5

    Community and Beyond

    • Publishing and Sharing a Profile Page
    • Community Building and Collaboration
    • Staying Inspired
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Notion for Creative Projects

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
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    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Notion for Creative Projects. Web, and App Design course by Frances Odera Matthews

Introduction to Notion for Creative Projects

A course by Frances Odera Matthews
Certified Notion Consultant. York, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1198 students