Design. Develop. Teach
I'm a Creative, Graphic Designer, Speaker, Content Creator and Adobe Certified Instructor
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.
I’ve been designing print and interactive documents with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for 20+ years. I’ve created print brochures, catalogs, logos, 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. I believe that designing a document is more than just how it looks. Creating a document with styles, masters and other production gems create a better quality and more flexible document.
- Brochure Design/Production
- Book Design & Layout
- Kindle & ePub
- Catalog Production
- Digital Publications
- Graphs & Charts
- 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 create a customized classes and workshops for a few students or a comprehensive training session or seminar for 100+ students.
- Speaking Engagements
- Custom InDesign Training and Illustrator Training
- 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 me a better designer, and designing makes me a better teacher.”
I’m excited to be back LIVE for CreativePro Week 2022 in Washington DC in May of 2022. I have 4 sessions this year, Object Styles, Interactivity and MSOs for Interactive documents and Exporting out of InDesign.
I was part of the Creative Pro Week online event in 2020 and 2021! In 2021 I talked about creating geat Templates in InDesign, creating interactive documents and making Multi-State Objects. In 2020 I presented on Interactive documents created in InDesign as well as a deep dive into InDesign Paragraph, Character, Object and other Styles.
Check out the blog posts I wrote about CPW 2019 and CreativePro Week 2020.