Nigel French

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Learning Grids in InDesign

Wednesday, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

If you’re the kind of designer whose creativity is sparked by constraints, then grids are for you. Providing a framework for your content, grids take the guesswork out of where to put stuff, and in doing so, free up your creativity and boost your design efficiency. Grids are rules based—but the good news is that you get to make (and occasionally break) those rules. This session is about InDesign’s three types of grid—document, layout, and baseline—and how to use them, separately or in combination, effectively and without frustration.

  • Setting up a layout grid
  • Adding a baseline grid
  • Common challenges of working with grids
  • When to break the grid