Laurie Ruhlin

Laurie has been teaching, creating and speaking about Adobe software for over 20 years. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign and Illustrator, and an active user of the “big three” InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for many projects. She provides classroom and custom training both live and online as a consultant in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

In addition to her teaching, she enjoys digging into a complicated InDesign document as a freelance graphic designer, developing brochures, templates, catalogs, logos and interactive documents for a wide variety of clients. She has recently partnered up with Ajar Productions and is developing training materials for in5, a plug-in for InDesign to export interactive documents with HTML5.

She is an author of several courses for Pluralsight, including InDesign CC Editorial Tools, Find/Change & GREP and Drawing with Illustrator’s Perspective Tool. From her diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom and her speaking engagements. She can be found on LinkedIn and at

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