Design. Develop. Teach.

I’m a Creative. 

I’m a Graphic Designer, Speaker, Content Creator and Adobe Certified Instructor. 


I've been designing print and interactive documents with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for 20+ years. I believe that designing a document with styles, masters and other production gems create a better quality and more flexible document.

Production & Development

I truly believe that print will never disappear. Today there is increasing interest in transforming a print document into an interactive experience. After a project is developed in InDesign, I can convert it to an interactive PDF, an in5 HTML5 document or teach you how.

Training &

I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor and I teach InDesign and Illustrator to all levels of students. I teach and speak in a classroom setting with 1-10+ students or custom seminars with hundreds in the audience, either live or online, or one on one consulting.

Hi, I'm Laurie Ruhlin

I’ve been a freelance graphic designer, instructor and speaker for 20+ years. I’m an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat for my freelance projects of all types. I’m a Creative Pro Week speaker and a contributor to InDesign Magazine as well as a Certified Pro for in5 from Ajar Productions.

Graphic Design

Over the years, I’ve created print brochures, catalogs, PDF forms and digital documents. I’ve formatted books for print thru Amazon’s KDP and Kindle ePub, created web sites, logos, t-shirt graphics, infographics, photo collages and created Photobooks. 

  • Brochure Design/Production
  • Book Design & Layout
  • Kindle & ePub
  • Catalog Production
  • Digital Publications
  • Graphs & Charts
  • Infographics
  • Logos
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photo Collages
  • Special Projects – just ask!

Training & Speaking

From my diverse graphic design freelance work, I bring a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom. I can create a customized class for a few students, a comprehensive training session for 100+ students or a seminar or workshop type session.

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Custom Training
  • Seminars
  • One-on-one Training and Consulting

I truly enjoy teaching both the basics to the emerging designer as well as showing tips and tricks to the advanced power users in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

“Teaching makes be a better designer, and designing makes me a better teacher.”