PUB 701
MONDAY/TUESDAY July 18–19, 2016
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Room 2960
Max. 20 participants
$450 CDN (includes course materials)

Take your manuscript to print-ready format!

Ready to publish? In this two-day workshop, take a finished or nearly-finished manuscript or collection of digital photos and design a book using Adobe InDesign. Choose your book’s format with expert advice of publishing platforms, receive practical design tips and tricks to make it pop, and learn the basics of InDesign to make your book a reality. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a print-ready book to take to press or publish digitally as a PDF. No prior knowledge of Adobe InDesign is necessary; however, knowledge of the Apple operating system is necessary as Apple computers will be used.

Day One: Planning & Setup
Bring your manuscript or digital photos to class electronically and decide the format and page structure of your book—dimensions, chapters, section titles. Begin designing your book in Adobe InDesign with hands-on, step-by-step instruction catered to your needs.

Day Two: Art Direct & Ship
Give your book a cohesive aesthetic and style. Polish your book’s design with beautiful typography, an eye-catching cover and well-selected images. Export your final document for print or digital output.

This two-day workshop is designed for avid photographers, authors, or content creators who desire fast-tracked learning of the industry-standard print layout software Adobe InDesign. Using their own content, each workshop participant will go from having little to no knowledge of print layout, to having the ability to design their own book using Adobe InDesign.


Natalie Gagnon is a designer and strategist with expertise in editorial design, branding, marketing, design education, typography and crochet. She holds specialized graphic design accreditation, a MA Graphic Branding & Identity from the London College of Communication, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) from UBC. She has worked in the publishing industry as both a designer and marketing specialist for six years. Publications include: Vancouver Magazine, Western Living, NUVO and MONTECRISTO. Natalie currently teaches in SFU’s Publishing Program; designs for Modern Dog and Modern Cat magazines; creates, markets and publishes crochet patterns with her online venture, Nattypat Crochet; and does design projects on a contract basis in the private sector.

If you have concerns about registering online, please contact 778 782 5241