Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents such as brochures, catalogs, magazines and books. InDesign allows you to lay out and design multiple page documents. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe InDesign in one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading participants through the most important tools and concepts in InDesign.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned the basics in InDesign such as how to create a new file, set up master pages, place images, format text, link text boxes, use layers, and create print ready files. They will also learn the basics of typography and page layout design.
General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.
If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.
Download Adobe InDesign CC or the free 7-day trial version here prior to class.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
This class will occur completely online using Zoom.
Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.
Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket.
Adam Bookbinder is an award-winning creative director and brand strategist with over 15 years of experience in the media industry. His focus has been on luxury-lifestyle publications, where he has worked for several of the world's leading brands, developing dynamic print and digital products that have reached tens of millions of viewers.
Most recently he was the creative director of Travel+Leisure magazine, the largest-circulation travel publication in the United States, with a total print audience of over 6M. Prior to this he was the design director of Saveur, a food and travel magazine which celebrates the stories from around the world that weave together culture, tradition, and people through the language of food. He was also was the creative director of Departures, a luxury-lifestyle magazine produced by American Express Publishing. He held this position for over 8 years, and helped earn the magazine its first-ever national magazine award for "Best Single Topic Issue". He has also earned numerous Henry Luce awards for creative direction and design including multiple "Best Design Magazine of the Year" and "Best Cover of the Year" awards. His work has consistently been recognized for its excellence by The Society of Publication Designers, where he has been an active member for over 15 years. He has held positions and consulted on the designs of several other titles including Vanity Fair, Details, Spin, Interview, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Dr. Oz Magazine.
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