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
    Create a Branded Resumé, Letterhead and Business Card in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    If you’ve recently graduated or found yourself delving back into the job market, you’ll have to make sure your resumé is up to scratch and ready to wow your future employer. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create a branded resumé, letterhead and business card in Adobe InDesign, and take a look at how you can transfer your personal branding across all the print items to create a unified, uber-professional look.Read More…
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    How to Create a Tasty, Trendy Menu Card in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Menus play a huge part in shaping a diner’s experience, for the better or worse (we’re aiming for the former!). Whether you’re creating a menu for a restaurant, café, or pop-up, or just simply looking for a way to wow friends or family at a special dinner party, you can easily liven up the table with these simple-to-create and trendy summer menu cards created in Adobe InDesign.Read More…
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    How to Create an Indie Movie Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Alternative movie posters are having a moment in the graphic design world. Designers and fans are creating their own quirky posters to advertise their favorite cult and indie movies. In this tutorial we’ll be creating a fan-art poster for indie favorite ‘Like Crazy’, and we'll look at how you can bring an authentic fan-art style to your own poster designs using Adobe InDesign.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Fill Text With an Image in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Placing an image inside a single character can give your layouts a super-professional, design-forward look. And it’s really simple to achieve! In this Quick Tip tutorial, you’ll learn how to transform your typography into picture frames, to dramatic effect! We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial.Read More…
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    Create a French Movie Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Giving a nod to the golden era of French cinema, this New Wave-inspired poster picks up on the graphic elements and je-ne-sais-quoi charm of 1960s independent film. C’est magnifique, non? In this beginner’s tutorial we’ll be using Adobe InDesign to enhance a simple poster layout with vintage textures, playful graphics and cinematic fonts.Read More…
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    How to Create a High-Impact Typographic Brochure in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    A tri-fold brochure is one of the simplest print layouts you can create. Without the need for any fancy die-cutting or complicated folding, we’ll be taking a look at how you can elevate the simple tri-fold layout to create a high-impact, design-led brochure guaranteed to catch the eye! Read More…
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    The Beginner’s Guide to Prepping and Sending to PrintPreview image
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    Your layouts might be tip-top and your typography skills may well be 'awesome', but all of these skills will mean next-to-nothing if the printed result comes back looking less than perfect. But don't panic! In this article we’ll walk through a handy checklist of the principal things you need to think about when preparing artwork for print. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Simple Vector Graphics in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Adobe InDesign provides a range of drawing tools to get you started with creating vector graphics straight onto your InDesign layouts. In this Quick Tip tutorial we’ll take a look at the tools you can use to create simple graphics in InDesign. Simple graphics are great for enhancing your InDesign layouts, from infographics to magazines to book covers!Read More…
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    Design a Fold-Out City Guide in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Designing a print document that’s going to be folded can be tricky, but in this tutorial we look at how you can make it ultra simple... and fun! In this tutorial suitable for beginners to InDesign, you’ll learn how to create an easy-peasy fold-out city guide, that can expand from a pocket-friendly size to an A3 sheet, complete with map, key and insider travel tips. You can easily adapt the design to your own city of choice.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Celebrate Children's Day in Mexico With a Colorful Postcard!Preview image
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    A globally recognized festival, Children’s Day on 30 April celebrates children and their well-being. Celebrate by creating a fun, colorful postcard, inspired by Mexican colors and design, and adorned with childlike typography. Send the card to the special little ones in your life, whether far or near!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Speed Up Your Adobe InDesign Workflow With the Content Collector ToolPreview image
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    A problem many Adobe InDesign users encounter is the time-consuming and mind-numbingly repetitive task of copying and pasting content. In Adobe InDesign CS6 and CC you’ll find a fantastic little tool that can help you manage repeated content more easily: the Content Collector Tool. Read on to find out how you can use the Content Collector function to speed up your workflow.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Using Effects in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    In this Quick Tip tutorial we’ll take a look at the Effects window in InDesign, and explore how you can apply a range of diverse effects to elements in your layouts. I’ll be sharing some key tips that will help you to apply effects to a professional standard, easily mimicking some of the more sophisticated looks you can achieve in Photoshop.Read More…