SOLD OUT Taking InDesign to the Next Level Workshop

June 22, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Bulley & Andrews
1755 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Are you happy with your design and layout skills but eager to leverage the automation in InDesign? Do you want make your department more effective and create documents more efficiently and consistently but not sure where to start? If so, this workshop is for you!

Specifically tailored for intermediate to advanced-level InDesign users, this full-day class gives you access to top tier training, with a seasoned professional, at the fraction of market value. 


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Following are just a few of the topics to be addressed:

  • Understand, create and apply Master Pages
  • Construct a Table of Contents (properly and automatically!)
  • Create Character, Paragraph, Nested and Object styles
  • Map styles to place Word documents effortlessly
  • Convert your Excel or Word data into an InDesign Table – essential tips & tricks
  • Anchor photos or logos into text
  • Utilize CC Libraries
  • Understand the role of Bridge in your work flow

The instructor will be available until 5:00 pm to address specific issues or concerns from participants. Those participating will be allowed some time to work in small groups.

Participants will also be invited to a Dropbox folder and are encouraged to submit documents they struggle with or want to improve for review by the instructor – please note, due to time constraints, not every document will be able to be used or critiqued.

Due to the number of topics, much of the content will be in a demonstration format to get to as much material as possible. A laptop can be used, but is not required. A handout will be provided to facilitate note taking.

The instructor will be utilizing Adobe InDesign CC (2017).

Registration/networking begins at 8:30 am. Lunch is included.

About the Instructor

Laurie Ruhlin is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Muse. She creates brochures, catalogs, web sites, logos, t-shirt graphics and photo collages for a variety of clients. From her diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom. She truly enjoys teaching both the basics to the emerging designer as well as tips and tricks to the advanced power users in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. She has been a speaker at numerous events promoting InDesign and Illustrator at Ascend Training’s Adobe Days, the HOW & Vector Conferences, the InDesign Conference, Creative Suite Conference, the Chicago Adobe User Group and many meetup groups. 

All sales are final. Refunds must be requested 5 days prior to an event in writing or by email. 

Student Membership Eligibility. Registration at Student rate be verified and if the registrant is found to be non-compliant with these requirements, s/he will be responsible for the balance of the full, applicable rate.


$225.00 SMPS Members
$250.00 after 05:00 pm June 19

$300.00 Non-members
$325.00 after 05:00 pm June 19

$0.00 Annual Sponsor - Member

$200.00 Student*
$225.00 after 05:00 pm June 19