Create dynamic, professional layouts of text and imagery for print and digital publishing

This weekend hands-on workshop teaches participants the ins and outs of Adobe’s extensive design program. From master pages and importing graphics to formatting text and typography, this course encompasses the basics for any individual diving into this industry standard software. 

Students work in the digital lab refining their skills both technically and creatively. Participants view many examples of successful design as well as the workflow to accomplish similar projects. The two days will be filled with exercises, and address topics such as page elements, managing styles, working with paths, incorporating external files, managing long documents, and pre-flighting and packaging files for print and web publishing. 

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own.

Students should bring a few images and graphics to incorporate into a personal/professional identity piece to complete during the weekend.


Ari Meil

There are talented designers, and there are great marketing professionals. Ari is that rare bird that excels at both. He works closely with Naretiv Partner Mark Benjamin in figuring out clients’ best stories, 

And Ari takes the lead when telling those stories calls for crisp, modern design, or sharp marketing and advertising campaigns.  He has extensive experience working successfully with premier Maine-based brands such as LL Bean, Down East Enterprises, Maine Media Workshops, the University of Southern Maine, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies on all media platforms from traditional (printed books, magazine, print advertising) to digital video, social media, and across the web. Meil built and ran two small media business over ten years and was chair of the board of directors for one of Maine’s coolest and most prominent non-profit organizations (The Telling Room). He has played a prominent role in turning around two BIG Maine brands from the inside (Down East and Maine Media) and is eager to apply his skills to businesses throughout New England.

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Course Dates

Sep 24 to Sep 25




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