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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 class is designed to get you up and running with Adobe InDesign in one evening. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction of formatting a digital design portfolio book leading students through the most important tools and concepts in InDesign.
By the end of the class, 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 a digital portfolio PDF. They will also learn the basics of typography and page layout design through direct practice developing and formatting a design portfolio template.
This is an introductory course designed for first time and beginning InDesign users. No prior experience with InDesign is required for this class.
All students must be able to bring a laptop to each class (Mac preferred). You will need to have Adobe InDesign version CS4 or higher already downloaded on this laptop for the start of class. The full version of Adobe InDesign CS6 or the free 30-day trial version of it can be found here.
Keri O'Mara is a designer, illustrator, and aspiring corgi owner who recently received her BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Notre Dame. She relocated from her home in upstate New York to Chicago, where she works as the Marketing Coordinator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. When she's not dabbling in freelance projects or making gifs, she spends her time befriending canines at PAWS Chicago and filling her sketchbook with watercolor illustrations of celebrity chefs. Her experience ranges from working for fair trade companies in both Ghana and Nepal to teaching design workshops in South Bend, IN. Keri is passionate about using design education to empower individuals with a sense of creative confidence.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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