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InDesign Typesetting: Design a Restaurant Menu

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About The Class

create the perfect layout with tables and tabs

Your layout choices dictate what the viewer reads – you set the priorities on the page and your design guides the reader through it. In Adobe® InDesign Typesetting: Design a Restaurant Menu, Michael Stinson will help you master the concepts of organization and prioritization.

Michael Stinson is the creative director at Ramp Creative and the instructional director for TypeEd. In this class, he’ll share fresh insights experienced designers can use to bring more polish to their work. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Establishing typographic hierarchy
  • Working with tables
  • Using multiple typefaces
  • Organizing and prioritizing content

Using a restaurant menu as a launching point, you’ll explore best practices for setting type in Adobe® InDesign. Michael will help you improve file set-up and workflow to ensure maximum legibility.

No matter which version of Adobe® InDesign you use, you’ll learn techniques that will give greater definition to the hierarchy you are trying to create. You’ll be better prepared to layout every project, no matter how complex.

Software Used: Adobe InDesign CC 2014.2

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Overview of Tables and Tabs

  2. 02

    Six Types of Grids

  3. 03

    Using Tabs and Tables

  4. 04

    Analyzing Menus

  5. 05

    Content Planning

  6. 06

    Creating Hierarchy with Style and Font

  7. 07

    Arrangement with Margins and Spacing

  8. 08

    Character and Paragraph Styles

  9. 09

    Embellishments and Finishing the Menu


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Michael Stinson

Michael Stinson is a founding partner and Creative Director at Ramp Creative as well as instructional director for the company's educational typography program, TypeEd. He has created business­transforming work for brands such as Quiksilver, Wet Seal, K2, CWS Capital Partners ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    InDesign is a program I use on occasion so this class has been great for a quick refresher on making it work for me. He keeps it clear and concise so it is easy to follow. Even if you are using a newer version of InDesign this class will help you.

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