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

    The Art of Typography

    1.8 hours
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vintage-Inspired Clothbound Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up the artwork for a clothbound book cover in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, and look at how to maximise the design’s impact using a restricted color palette and simple silhouetted graphics. If you want to learn more about creating simple, high-impact book covers, or if you’re just a fan of vintage design, this tutorial is going to be right up your street!Read More…
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    10 Design Tips for Creating Amazing Wedding InvitationsPreview image
    Designing wedding invitations can be scary—which style to choose? Which font to use? Go for pared-back elegance or flashy decadence? Vintage florals or modern minimalism? And above all, how to make it personal and special for the couple in question? In this article, I’ll give you 10 top tips for designing wedding invitations, using some gorgeous templates as examples.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Which Software Should I Use for Book Design?Preview image
    Perhaps a client has given you an unusual brief, and you’ve got no idea where to start! In this series of Quick Tips I’ll share a couple of common design scenarios and how you can find the best-suited software program to tackle your project. Got a book to design? Read on to find out the best way to make your ideas a reality...Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Align Your Ragged Paragraphs in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Whether you’re designing a book, a poster, a flyer or a magazine, you’ll no doubt come up against this common typographic problem. ‘Ragged’ paragraphs can make your type designs look uneven and messy and distract from the overall loveliness of your layout! Take a look at this Quick Tip to discover some quick and simple methods of banishing those dreaded ragged lines for good.Read More…
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    Which Software Should I Use for Logo Design?Preview image
    If you're new to the world of logo design, one of the most important decisions for you to make is which software you should use for the job. In this series of Quick Tips we're looking at a couple of common design scenarios and how you can find the best-suited software program to tackle your project. Have a logo to create? Read on to discover some of the best tools in the business...Read More…
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    Design a Vintage ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movie Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    The best-know movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is the beloved Judy Garland classic from 1939. In this tutorial we’ll be designing a tribute to the film and to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a movie poster that has a distinctively vintage vibe.Read More…
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    How to Create Your Own Brand GuidelinesPreview image
    Here we take a look at some of the very best examples of brand guidelines documents, also known as ‘style guides’. A great brand guidelines document not only sets down the rules for using your ‘brand assets’, including logos, colors and fonts, but also injects life into your brand, and makes visual branding a joy, not a chore!Read More…
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    Create a Cool Typographic Poster Ready for Spirit Day in Adobe InDesign!Preview image
    Held on 15 October, Spirit Day is an opportunity for people across the world to show their support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. In celebration of Spirit Day we’ve put together this tutorial for you to create a cool typographic poster ready for printing and putting up in your home or office. You can also download two versions of the completed poster to refer to and use!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Proof Your Adobe InDesign Files in Just 5 MinutesPreview image
    Preparing your InDesign documents for sending to print or exporting as digital files shouldn't take up hours of your time. Ensure your documents are error-free with this short guide to proofing your work, and have more time left over for fun!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Three Ways to Make Your Designs Look Instantly Better! Preview image
    Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on it—there's something just not right about your layout. It's too dull, too fussy, too bare or too busy. These three quick fixes will help you transform your designs, and make your page look spectacular, not so-so. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Open Corrupted Adobe InDesign FilesPreview image
    So you’ve received an InDesign file from a colleague or client; or even navigated to an old ID file on your own computer—only to find that the document is apparently ‘damaged’ and won’t open. The file has somehow become corrupted, and the software just doesn’t like it. No need to panic! Check out these nifty solutions for opening corrupted InDesign files...Read More…
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    How to Create a Brand Guidelines Document in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a simple Brand Guidelines document for the resident Design and Illustration authors, affectionately known as Team Awesome! I’ll also share some really useful tips for creating Brand Guidelines for your own projects.Read More…