Guided by an industry professional, this project-based online workshop takes students through the process of making a publishable file from start to finish in Adobe InDesign.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Note: This Course will be held in a live, Online Format using the Zoom Platform.
The class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays for four half days, Nov 28, 30, Dec 5 & 7 from 9am-12pm ET.
Students will need to have Adobe InDesign installed on their home computers. A 7-day Free Trial is available here.

This 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 will expand the knowledge base of individuals who are currently casual users of the program. Students work to refine their skills both technically and creatively. Participants view many examples of successful design as well as the workflow to accomplish similar projects. Daily lectures and exercises 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, mobile, and web publishing. Students should bring samples of their own works for publication or ideas for projects to work on throughout the week.

Image by David Allen.

Computer Literacy is required. The InDesign Program is part of Adobe Creative Suite and is available for a discount trial rate please download the software here.

First-time users of this program are encouraged to take the beginner 2-Day Introduction to Adobe InDesign. 

Note: David also offers Week-long and 2-Day courses in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Illustrator, view the “Upcoming Workshops” section on his faculty bio page.

Header Image by Dave Bell.

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Instructor: David Allen

David is a seasoned designer with over 15 years of experience in digital printing, art direction, and book design. In 2018 he founded Render, ( a design and publication company dedicated to meeting the needs of small business and nonprofits. David has taught fine art and multimedia courses in art centers, professional workshops, and colleges. Also a practicing artist, he shows regularly in invitational, group, and solo exhibitions; his work was recognized in Maine Home and Design’s Annual Art Issues of 2017 and 2012.