• Inspiration for the design of TEDxEvansville

    Posted October 01, 2015

    You’d think designing for a TEDx event would be fairly simple: Just stick to a red, white and black color palette and use Helvetica typeface. While those elements are certainly core to the design of any TEDx event, the TEDxEvansville communications committee, with help from the Evansville Design Group, a nonprofit organization comprised of local design professionals, faced these unique opportunities in the design process for TEDxEvansville.
  • Capitalizing Text

    Posted June 03, 2013

    Capitalizing text should be done with character or paragraph styles instead of typing it directly. This allows you much more flexibility in the future, especially in cases where you want to change a style throughout a large document.
  • Styling Bullets

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Taking the time to set up and style proper bulleted lists is a simple step to making your documents look more professional and finely-tuned. Luckily, it's quick and easy to do.
  • Transforming Multiple Matching Objects

    Posted February 11, 2012

    If you’re working on a layout with multiple objects of the same size (e.g., a series of portraits in a directory), changing the dimensions of each object can be incredibly time-consuming if done one at a time, especially if it’s a large document.
  • Use Non-breaking Spaces and Hyphens

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Instead of manually inserting line-breaks to ensure phone numbers, proper names and other pieces of information don’t get broken into multiple lines, replace spaces and hyphens with non-breaking spaces and hyphens.
  • Why You Should Use a Full-size Keyboard with InDesign

    Posted December 30, 2011

  • Cleaning and Manipulating Text

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Written content provided by clients can be horrendous. Beyond the substance of the material itself, the actual text is usually full of inconsistencies, unnecessary characters and strange formatting. Most of the following tips work in any text editor, but I’ll be focusing on using InDesign, since that’s where I do most of my text manipulation.
  • Preparing for the Handoff

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Organize your project files and get it ready to archive or share
  • Use HTML as a Framework for Naming Styles in InDesign

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Try using HTML tags and structures as a simple framework to define the hierarchy in your document.