Lauren Hidalgo

UI Design & Development

The University of Texas at Dallas

Created and Taught an Intro to Indesign Workshop - Fall 2017

The University of Texas at Dallas's career center approached me to assist in furthering a new program they're currently developing to help encourage literary and english majors to pursue internships in publishing houses. As part of this program, they put together a series of workshops taught by working professionals to teach and supply the students with useful skills to increase their eligibility to attain internships.

I created curriculum and taught an hour and a half long workshop centering on the essentials of InDesign with a brief overview of the software's tools for editors. The workshop entailed a brief lecture accompanied by a guided design session. The student's project was to design and create a newsletter or magazine editorial spread using InDesign.

Lecture Key Points:

  • Adobe Creative Suite: “The Big 3”
  • Vector files, Raster file, & Desktop Publishing
  • The scope of InDesign
  • The 10 Essential tools of InDesign
  • Creating a one page advertorial, flyer, or editorial
  • Creating a four page magazine spread
  • InDesign tools for Editors & Copywriters
  • Your next steps to become fluent in InDesign
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