InDesign for Interior Designers

A two-day introduction course to InDesign, an industry-standard desktop publishing program.

InDesign is an industry-standard desktop publishing program which is used to combine text, images, vectors and other prepared content into a finished product for print or digital publishing. This KLC InDesign course has been especially formulated for Interior Designers and their specific day-to-day needs.

Topics covered:

Day One:

  • The interface
  • Document setup
  • Organizing a project
  • File referencing and folder structure
  • Margins and columns
  • Rulers, manual guides and smart guides
  • Working with frames
  • Pen tool
  • Colour, fill and strokes
  • Basic effects.

Day Two:

  • Working with objects
  • Working with text
  • Image manipulation and formatting text
  • Creating style
  • Master pages
  • Tabs and tables
  • Managing images and texts
  • Pen and fill, paragraph and text tools
  • Save and export options
  • Producing Adobe PDF
  • Placing a multi page PDF
  • Creating an hyperlink.

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of basic InDesign skills
  • Learn how to utilise its core set of tools for your Interior Design business
  • Learn how to import and format images and text
  • Learn how to create your portfolio
  • Learn how to create a hyperlink
  • You’ll come out with a skill set that will help you to format your Interior Design related work and take control of the final quality of your publishing for documents such as:
    • Digital presentation boards
    • Full client presentations
    • Handover documents
    • F, F & E documentation
    • Professional CV
    • Professional portfolio
    • Promotional brochures / advertisements
    • Magazine articles.

Tutor Biography:

Italian designer Federica Capitani studied Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Genova. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked for Patricia Urquiola in Milano, and in 2005 she joined Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, where she was responsible for product and furniture design until 2007. After a period in Japan working on design and cultural projects, Federica moved to London in 2009 and established Federica Capitani Design Studio. Her work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects focusing on furniture and lighting design. Federica teaches in London at the Royal College of Art.

  • 17 - 18 January 2019 (more dates available)17 January 2019 10.00am 18 January 2019 4.00pm
  • Two Days
  • This course is suitable to beginners with basic computer literacy. All computer aided design courses are taught on PC computers.
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377

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