Grace Fussell
Grace is a Graphic Designer and Brand Consultant based in Oxford, in the UK. She has provided design and branding services for clients across the not-for-profit, heritage, media, education, food, retail and publishing sectors. She also loves to share her passion for design through teaching. Visit Grace’s portfolio site at
  • Design & Illustration
    Choose the Perfect Typography for Your Adobe InDesign ProjectPreview image1
    Designers use typography in hugely diverse ways, and the results can be incredible, instantly lending a mood to a print design. However, the abundance of typefaces now available to designers can be overwhelming. In this tutorial, we suggest some starting points for choosing fonts and typography styles, depending on the InDesign publication you’re producing.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Typesetting Books in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    InDesign is a standard piece of publishing software, and is commonly used by professional typesetters to design the inside pages of books. If you’re creating your own self-published book, or simply want to know a little more about the typesetting process, this quick and simple tutorial will teach you the basics for typesetting a print book.Read More…
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    Create a Retro Wall Calendar in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    You may be starting to feel a panic rising as you contemplate finding suitable gifts for friends and family this coming holiday season. Why not use your creative talents and create your own wall calendar to give away as a present, or just to keep for your own home or office? In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a uniform grid for laying out a single-sheet A2 calendar, as well as using Tables in Adobe InDesign to design simple, easy-to-edit layouts for each month of the year. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Using the Eyedropper Tool in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    The Eyedropper Tool is a multi-functional tool which you can use to speed up your workflow in InDesign. The main functions we’ll cover here are the tool’s ability to lift colors from a placed image for applying to text and other elements in your document, and also its use as a tool for applying the formatting attributes of one element to another element in no time at all.Read More…
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    Design a Victorian Halloween Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Halloween is fast approaching, and suitably gothic Victoriana designs are back in vogue. Celebrate your upcoming Halloween gathering with a vintage-style, steampunk-inspired poster. Read More…
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    Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesignPreview image?height=300&width=300
    Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are often used by infographic pros to create their statistical concepts, but here we'll show how you can create a super simple and high-impact infographic using just the tools available to you in Adobe InDesign. In this tutorial you will create a reusable template for an infographic, and create interchangeable, flexible infographic elements for future projects.Read More…
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    Back to School Special: 30 Simple Adobe InDesign TutorialsPreview image1
    With autumn approaching it’s time to get back to school! Here’s your New Term reading list for Adobe InDesign - a list of easy beginners’ tutorials and articles exploring everything you ever wanted to know about InDesign. Read More…
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    Packaging Design in InDesign: Create A Grunge-Effect CD CoverPreview image revised
    Turn your artwork into a print-ready CD cover in InDesign.Read More…
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    Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesignPreview image?height=300&width=300
    Learn how to create expertly crafted typography layouts in Adobe InDesignRead More…
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    Design a Moroccan-Themed Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, placing a graphic created in Adobe Illustrator. Many thanks to Sirine Matta, aka Miss Chatz, for the fantastic henna illustration used in this tutorial. Read More…
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    The A to Z of Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Whether you’re a newbie to the programme or a seasoned Adobe InDesign professional, there may be something in the following list that you haven’t yet discovered or used. Click the links to access detailed tutorials on some of InDesign's features.Read More…
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    Create a Retro World Cup Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image 400
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off (no pun intended!) this summer. No doubt all eyes will be on Brazil as international teams compete for the ultimate soccer trophy. Read More…