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Week 1 Discussion – InDesign In Field
Learning Objectives Covered
- Define how InDesign is used in the field and describe five scenarios of when it would be used
Graphic design is a very diverse field, and the use of InDesign as a tool within it is just as diverse. As our means of communication changes and diversifies, our software and technology work hard to keep up with current trends and changes. InDesign is no exception.
One of the things that can be most confusing for a new designer is which software to use for each new project. In the same way, one of the most frustrating things for our vendors is receiving files that are in the wrong format – for example, a newsletter layout in Illustrator, or a logo in Photoshop which are industry standard no-nos. So how is InDesign used?
Specifically, InDesign’s purpose is to give a platform to layout printed or print-like materials. It was designed to create a harmonious marriage between text and image. This might include, but is not limited to, brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards, books and more. InDesign allows us to take the graphics that we create in Photoshop and Illustrator and combine them with easy to work with text.
For this discussion, we will look at InDesign and how it is used in-field today. You might try a job website like http://www.monster.com/ (Links to an external site.). Consider checking a few others like Indeed, The Art Career Project or any job listing resource you know of. Use InDesign as a keyword for your search and take note of the job titles and descriptions that come up. Are any of the listings something you might be interested in? Why or why not? In your post, write about one of the positions you found and list the job duties that require InDesign knowledge as a skill. List ideas of how you will become a power-InDesign user so you can be hired. For example, to become a power InDesign user I will learn one InDesign shortcut a day. Discuss why you feel your methods will be successful.
For your citation, you might use articles that show examples of how InDesign is being used in-field today.
Your initial and reply posts should work to develop a group understanding of this topic. Challenge each other. Build on each other. Always be respectful but discuss this and figure it out together.
Per the Due Dates and Participation Requirements for this course, you must submit 1 main post of 150+ words, 1 citation, and reference, as well as 2 follow-up posts of 50+ words. Responses can be addressed to both your initial thread and other threads but must be your own words (no copy and paste), each reply unique (no repeating something you already said), and substantial in nature. Remember that part of the discussion grade is submitting on time (20%) and using proper grammar, spelling, etc. (20% per post).
Remember that part of the discussion grade is submitting on time and using proper grammar, spelling, etc. You’re training to be a professional—write like it.