Save the date: CreativePro Week 2020, June 1-5 in Austin

We’re bringing CreativePro Week to Austin, June 1-5, 2020!

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and CreativePro Week 2020 in Austin is bound to be our biggest and best event yet. Join us next June for the essential “how-to” events for CreativePros, including:

  • The InDesign Conference
  • Ps/Ai: The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference for Designers
  • PePcon: Bridging Print and Digital Publishing
  • Click: The Presentation Design Conference

Be on the lookout for early registration information coming your way in early July! We’ll be offering a limited number of super-discounted tickets for the first 48 hours once registration is live, so be sure to sign up to be on our newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest info!

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We look forward to seeing you in Austin. Until then, we will see you online!

Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner
co-hosts, CreativePro Week, CreativePro Network

p.s. Are you interested in speaking at CreativePro Week 2020? Our presentation submission form is here.

p.p.s Are you interested in sponsoring CreativePro Week 2020? Contact us here.

CreativePro Week 2019 Virtual Passes On Sale Now!

Can't wait til next June? You can still get all the essential training from the CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle with a Virtual Pass! The virtual pass gives you access 80+ recorded sessions, 100+ page PDF of speaker handouts, private forum access, attendee freebies and discounts, and more! Click here to learn more!

Free Photoshop Plugin for Every Creative Pro Week Attendee

We hope you’re as excited for CreativePro Week as we are!

We’ve got more great news to share: If you're attending this week's event, you'll not only get free InDesign plug-ins from Em Software, but you can also receive a brand new, very cool Photoshop plugin! Our partner Skylum Software is offering every CreativePro Week 2019 attendee a complimentary license to Flex, a cool new plugin to fix and stylize photos.

This plugin suite offers automatic photo enhancements powered by machine-learning. Plus a collection of 50+ filters to unlock new creative options and details hidden inside photos. The tool is perfect for designers and offers quick fixes and creative options in just a few clicks. Make every photo in your document or website pop.

You can learn more about Luminar Flex here.

This plugin is worth $70 and does not expire. Every person attending in person will get a copy (due to the nature of this giveaway, we can only offer it to people who are attending live; not available for virtual pass attendees).

If you can’t come to the show, Skylum has a time limited show special good for the month of July. Get the plugin for $39 a seat. That’s 45% off an an exclusive deal for our Creative Pro Network.

Thanks to our partner, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Ten Tips Every Beginning InDesigner Needs to Know
A Free 30-minute Webinar with David Blatner

Are you new to Adobe InDesign? Join David Blatner, author of "InDesign Essential Training," as he explores 10 tips every beginning user needs to know. From tool techniques to essential workspace changes, David puts the "FUN" in fundamentals!

How to join this 30-minute webinar:
Click here on Thursday, May 30th just before 10 am Pacific. You should be taken right to the meeting, which will be available about 10 minutes before the start time.

If you’re not familiar with the Zoom Webinar format, check out this helpful tutorial:

Seats are limited and may fill up quickly!


Free InDesign Plug-ins for Every CreativePro Week Attendee

News flash: Our partner, Em Software, is offering every CreativePro Week 2019 attendee a complimentary subscription for their InDesign workflow plugins, WordsFlow and DocsFlow!

These plugins create live links to Microsoft Word documents or Google Docs, and allow you to update the files in a way that is simply not possible any other way. Just think: designers can be laying out pages in InDesign while editors keep making changes in Word—and these plug-ins seamlessly merge the two versions together. The results can do miracles for your production schedules!

WordsFlow is the InDesign plug-in that CreativePro Week co-host David Blatner called “the thing I’ve been waiting for for 20 years!” And DocsFlow is similar, but uses Google Docs as the editor.

You can learn more about WordsFlow and DocsFlow here:

These subscriptions are worth over $250 and are good until December 31, 2019—so the sooner you sign up, the more value you’ll get.

For registered attendees, click here to redeem this amazing offer now! (Must be a registered attendee signed into our Connect site to view.)

And if you're not yet registered… sign up today!

InDesign Styles: Beyond the Basics!
A Free 30-minute Webinar with Anne-Marie Concepciòn

Join Anne-Marie “Her Geekness” Concepcion, co-host of CreativePro Week, this Thursday, May 16th at 10 am Pacific for a FREE fast-paced tour of her favorite text style tips and tricks. From the under-appreciated Redefine Style (the best way to clean up broken styles!) through Based On, Next Style, Nested Styles, and the world’s easiest GREP styles, you’ll pick up great techniques you can apply to your own documents today!

How to join this 30-minute webinar:

Click here on Thursday, May 16th just before 10 am Pacific. You should be taken right to the meeting, which will be available about 10 minutes before the start time.

If you’re not familiar with the Zoom Webinar format, click here to view a helpful tutorial.

Participation via Zoom is limited and may fill up quickly! If you’re not able to get in once we’ve reached capacity, you can watch on Facebook Live on the CreativePro Week page:

Please note that you won’t be able to participate in Q&A if you watch on Facebook.

2019 Virtual Pass Now Available

Ask The Expert: Laurie Ruhlin – Thursday, April 11th at 10am PT

Join us this Thursday, April 11th at 10 am Pacific for another “Ask the Expert Live!” CreativePro Week speaker Laurie Ruhlin will be joining David Blatner for this live event.

Laurie has been teaching, creating and speaking about Adobe software for over 20 years. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign and Illustrator. Laurie provides classroom and custom training both live and online as a consultant in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

If you have questions for Laurie, send them to and then join us here, live on Thursday!

Be sure to check out Laurie’s CreativePro Week page and visit her website

Tune in on the CreativePro Week Facebook Page or watch below!

Visit These Awesome Spots While in Seattle

Coming to CreativePro Week 2019? We’ve got you covered with some awesome activities you can do this June in Seattle!

The Great Wheel
Take a ride on the iconic Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 and see the city of Seattle like never before. Each gondola can fit 8 people and provide an amazing ride that lights up the sky at night. Learn more

Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system and a beloved Seattle landmark. The Monorail provides a fun, quick, and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum, and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences. Learn more

The Space Needle 
Seattle’s “must see” is now a “must do” following the Space Needle’s multimillion-dollar renovation. Glide onto The Loupe, the world’s first and only rotating glass floor, for never-before-seen views of the structure and the city. Lean into tilting glass walls on the open-air deck and float over Seattle on one of 24 angled Skyriser glass benches. Sip and sample the Pacific Northwest’s best while savoring the thrilling views. Learn more

Woodland Park Zoo 
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is a 92-acre oasis featuring 300 animal species. Noted for its cutting-edge exhibits and expansive horticultural collection, this top award-winning zoo is hailed as one of the finest in the world. Plan your visit to watch cheetahs, ride the historic carousel, and more! Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership, inspiring people to learn, care and act. Learn more

Pacific Science Center with IMAX 
Experience something new every day at Pacific Science Center In Seattle WA. A Planetarium, Laser Dome, and two IMAX Theaters. Learn more

The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! Learn more

Pike Place market
Pike Place Market is Seattle's epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores. Within the nine-acre historic district you'll discover dozens of farmers, a bustling crafts market, and more than 200 unique owner-operated shops. There are more than 80 restaurants to tempt you, from take-out counters specializing in donuts to fine dining establishments. Bring your appetite and enjoy exploring Pike Place Market. Learn more

Dahlia Lounge
From the smell of the wood burning grill, to the swirl of world-class wine in the glass, to the first bite from the fresh northwest sea bar, Dahlia Lounge is the quintessential Seattle restaurant experience. Learn more

The Pink Door
Along the quaint Post Alley at Seattle’s Pike Place Market awaits one of the city’s most beloved restaurant destinations since 1981: The Pink Door. Equal parts Italian-American dining, eclectic entertainment and warm, spirited service, we welcome you! Learn more

The Original Starbucks
This corner store is at the gateway to Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market & a location of rich history and vital importance to both Starbucks and the Emerald City. It was, after all, in the Market that the original Starbucks opened in 1971. Learn more

Underground Tour 
The Underground Tour is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. The 75-minute guided walking tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into historic Pioneer Square, Seattle’s birthplace, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time-capsule view of the buried city. Learn more

Museum of Flight 
Enjoy the wonder of flight in one of Seattle's most spectacular settings. This 15-acre campus includes over 160 air and spacecraft, the original Boeing Aircraft factory, flight simulators, and dozens of fun, interactive exhibits and family activities. From the world's oldest fighter plane to the supersonic Concorde, the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the beautiful Boeing 787 Dreamliner, you'll see the machines and experience the stories of those who flew them. The unique, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion offers the dramatic development of large aircraft in an open-air gallery with a cafe and children's playground. Learn more


Click here to register now!

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Ask The Expert: David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción – Thursday, March 28th at 10am PT

Join us Thursday, March 28th for a fun, fast-paced session on Facebook Live - David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion will share some of their favorite InDesign tips and tricks (and tell you where you can learn even more).

Send your questions for David and Anne-Marie to or ask live this Thursday!

Tune in on the CreativePro Week Facebook Page or watch below!

Ask The Expert: Thomas Phinney – Thursday, March 14th at 10am PT

Join us this Thursday, March 14th at 10 am Pacific for another “Ask the Expert Live!” Thomas Phinney will be joining David Blatner for this live event.

Thomas Phinney—known as the Font Detective—is a font designer, consultant, and all-around typography expert. You have typography questions? This is your chance to get them answered!

Send your questions for Thomas to or ask live this Thursday!

Tune in on the CreativePro Week Facebook Page or watch below!