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 www.gracefussellstudio.com.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Hardback Cover for a Young Adult Fiction Book in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Young Adult Fiction is an ever-growing sector of the publishing industry, and a popular genre for self-publishers. Here, we’ll look at how handwritten typography, papery collage-inspired textures and strong color combinations can be combined to create an attractive cover design. We’ll explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using the typefaces, tools and techniques available to you in Adobe InDesign. Read More…
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    The Basics of Drawing Type & Creating Your Own Handwritten FontPreview image revised2
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    Ever wanted to give your digital layouts and designs a truly personal touch? In this tutorial we’ll look at how you can create a font from your own handwriting, for use on your computer. Firstly, we’ll look at the basics of drawing a typeface, secondly we'll see how you can optimise your handwriting to ensure high quality and versatility, and lastly we’ll analyse some different methods for converting your handdrawn letters into a digital font. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a BBQ Flyer to Celebrate Australia Day in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. So throw another shrimp on the barbie and get ready to party, Australia-style!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Thistle Infographic to Celebrate Burns Night in Adobe InDesignPreview image1
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    Scots around the world will be celebrating the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns tomorrow. But how much do you really know about Robert Burns? Create a quirky thistle infographic in this simple tutorial for beginners to InDesign, and fill it with facts about The Bard! Read More…
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    How to Create a Historical Fiction Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    You’ll notice that most book covers will fit into a particular design template—a look or style that defines what genre of fiction they belong to. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a cover for a historical fiction title. This is a fantastic genre for cover design; ornate borders and typefaces merge with vintage-look images and moody, romantic colors to create a nostalgic, mystical atmosphere.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Layouts for a Fashion Magazine in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Open up the pages of any high-end magazine and you can find some really outstanding design work. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design your own three-spread layout for a magazine feature using Adobe InDesign. We’ll look at how to prepare a grid, work with Masters to create visual uniformity across the pages, and how to select colors, images and typefaces to create a professional-standard design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The A to Z of TypographyPreview image
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    Whichever software programme you’re using, and whether you’re designing for print or online, typography will no doubt play a large part in the eventual success (or failure!) of your design. But typography can be technically tricky to perfect, and the jargon used by professional designers can be baffling. So here's a handy A to Z list of typography terms and tips that you can refer to, rather than panic googling each definition. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Glamorous Art Deco Menu in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Winter may be long, dark and cold, but that’s all the more reason to host a cosy dinner party for friends, family or colleagues. Perfect for New Year gatherings, this easy-to-create menu card recalls the geometric glamour of the Jazz Age. This is certainly a piece of print design Jay Gatsby would be proud to have on display!Read More…
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    Create Your Own Party Place Cards Using Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    December and January are full to the brim with parties and social gatherings. If you’re hosting your own dinner party to celebrate the New Year, personalised place cards can add an extra special touch to the table. This is a fun Adobe InDesign tutorial, and glitter is more than encouraged for adding that final glam touch to the cards! Read More…
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    Design a Crime Thriller Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Walk into any bookshop and you’ll notice that each genre of fiction has its own general ‘style’ for cover designs. Though each cover is different, elements on the cover create a sort of code that enables the reader to assess what the book will be about. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design a book cover for the Crime/Thriller fiction genre and explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using typefaces, tools and tips available to you in Adobe InDesign. Let’s get creating a cover Stephen King would be proud of!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Enhance Your Designs With Adobe Color in InDesignPreview image
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    Adobe has made some exciting new changes to the way InDesign manages color. Let’s review what you need to know about the newly renamed Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler), and how it can improve your designs and the efficiency of your workflow in InDesign.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Fashion Magazine Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Magazine covers can showcase really creative design work. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create your own cover for a fictional fashion magazine, with a glamorous winter feel. We’ll explore how to use layer images and text to create a dynamic, three-dimensional design, select and apply typography effectively and appropriately, and account for practical issues, like allowing for pricing and binding.Read More…