InDesign: The Essentials

PUB 444
Room 2960
$475.00 CDN (includes course materials)
MAX. 20 participants

 “Practical, real world info combined with a good general overview. Brian had the ability to provide useful info to both advanced and entry-level students.” —Duncan Campbell

InDesign is Adobe’s advanced publishing software suited for the creation of graphics-intensive documents. As the industry standard for layout design, InDesign is tightly integrated with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. It provides unparalleled precision and control as a production tool, including incredibly sophisticated typographic functions, multi-page management, and table building features.

Starting with an overview of the InDesign workspace and its relationship to the rest of Adobe’s Creative Suite, students will use instructor-led projects to learn how to set up publications, import graphics and text, and build pages and tables. At the conclusion of this two-day workshop, students will know the benefits of master pages, type style management and type-fitting techniques, and the use many time-saving shortcuts.

Familiarity with the Mac operating system is recommended (but not required), and no earlier experience with InDesign is necessary.


Hope Forstenzer has been a designer for twenty years, an instructor for twelve, and a glassblower for over ten. A native of New York, her design work has been seen all over the world in multiple languages, and she’s worked for most of the largest ad agencies and some of the biggest companies in the world in both New York and Seattle. As a glass artist she’s appeared in numerous group shows and glass demonstrations in Seattle and Vancouver, and is an instructor and working member of the Terminal City Glass Co-op. Hope is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in British Columbia, Canada.