My Reflective Journal

Design of Layout in InDesign

Week 10-11 Using InDesign, design a 4-page brochure for a fictitious travel agent. The size of the brochure should be A5 (when it is folded). Design the brochure in full colour. Use fake body copy, but create sensible headings. Use titles, headings and images of your choice. Be sure to pay attention to: Choice of […]

Pace and contrast

Week 10-11 Compare the design (in terms of pace and contrast) of an online magazine, blog or website to that of a printed magazine, book or journal. What differences can you see between the kinds of design strategies used in the two formats? For this Learning activity, I’m going to compare the Spanish edition of […]

Basic Principles of Layout

Week 10-11 Take a magazine, newspaper or book that includes images and text. Lay tracing paper over the top of three spreads (both left-hand and right-hand pages). Using a pencil and ruler, carefully trace the grid underlying the page layouts. Remember to remove specific text elements or images, and to only draw the grid lines. […]