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

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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


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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!

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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!

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Ask The Expert: Jole Simmons – Thursday, February 21 at 10am PT

Join us Thursday, February 21st at 10 am Pacific as CreativePro Week co-host Anne-Marie Concepción chats with presentation designer Jole Simmons. He has a background in graphic design, marketing, and advertising, so be sure to come ready to ask him questions about his work in these fields.

Send us your questions for Jole in advance to: or ask a question live next Thursday!

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CreativePro Week 2019 Agenda Announced

We’re excited to announce the release of the full agenda for CreativePro Week 2019. If you use InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, or other creative tools this is one event you do not want to miss.

Check out these great “how-to” sessions:

Plus, internationally renowned font designer Laura Worthington’s half-day Fonts and Lettering: A Creative Design Deep Dive and David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion’s session The Best of InDesign Secrets.

One week, one city, four premier conferences, with dozens of expert presenters and hundreds of design professionals from around the world! CreativePro Week 2019 includes:

Register for one conference, two, or get a Platinum pass for access to every conference session and tutorial. You’ll receive a set of in-depth session handouts and access to the videos of the days you register for, to continue learning long after the event is over.

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Ask The Expert: Lisa Carney – Thursday, January 31 at 10am PT

Join us this Thursday, January 31st at 10 am pacific for another “Ask the Expert Live” Lisa Carney will be joining David Blatner for this live event. Lisa is a retoucher extraordinaire who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries.

Send your questions for Lisa to and then join us live on Thursday!

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

WATCH: New Video for Click: The Presentation Design Conference

Click: The Presentation Design Conference is a two-day event focusing on “how to” use PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides to build engaging, informative, and persuasive presentations; techniques for creating beautiful charts and infographics; building animated, interactive presos; why presentations are different from traditional design… and how to take advantage of those differences.

For more information, such as speakers, topics, and who should attend, click here.


Ask The Expert: Tony Harmer – Thursday, January 10 at 10am PT

Join us Thursday, January 10th at 10am Pacific as David Blatner chats with Tony Harmer. Tony is an illustrator, designer, and learning-content author and is known as The Design Ninja! If you’ve ever wanted to ask questions of a ninja, now is your chance!

Send your questions for Tony to and join us live next Thursday!

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Nine more speakers announced—and a gift for you! 🎁

Things just got even better…

We’re happy to confirm nine additional speakers for CreativePro Week 2019, including veteran presenters Nigel French, Laura Coyle, Chris Converse, Richard Goring, and Chad Chelius. And we’re delighted to announce the addition of experts Tony Harmer, Lisa Carney, Conrad Chavez, and Dian Holton! See all our speakers here.

The topics our speakers will be be covering include:

  • Creating accessible documents with InDesign and Acrobat
  • Building infographics with Illustrator
  • Compositing in Photoshop
  • Beautiful typography for presentations
  • and much more!

Register early to save your spot and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing. Your registration includes access to all 2019 session videos after the event.

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Discounts are available for government, non-profits, schools, and alumni of The InDesign Conference, PePcon, Ps/Ai, Click, and CreativePro Week. Contact us for details.

…and we’ve got a present for you!

In the spirit of the holidays, we’re giving you access to a free one-hour session video from CreativePro Week 2018. Simple PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations with Richard Goring was ranked one of our attendees’ favorites. (It’s one of ours, too!) If you’ve never been to CreativePro Week, this is a great way to get a taste, while learning tools and tricks that will help increase your productivity and efficiency.

Watch the session now