The InDesign Field Guide

Free Beginner’s Guide to Adobe InDesign

Designing for your business doesn’t have to be a time-suck.

Hacking your way through simple projects, googling for hours to figure out one tool, and ending up with "meh" instead of a-meh-zing? 

There’s a better way, friend.


InDesign Cliff Notes — Free InDesign Quick-Start Guide for Beginners by Paper + Oats

What if I told you there's one tool you could be using to create almost anything you've ever wanted or needed for your business? But it might be the one you've been avoiding: Adobe InDesign.

Well good news for you, I recently put together a brand new InDesign resource for beginners like you who need to learn the software but are afraid all those menus and buttons might be overkill — it's called the InDesign Cliff Notes.

In this easy-to-follow 15-page guide + video tour, you’ll get your feet wet with this mysterious program, learn what InDesign is used for, how it works, and how YOU can learn it fast. 

Here’s what I’ll be covering in the guide...

  • what types of projects InDesign is best used for (what it’s NOT for)

  • crack the code on common design lingo to help get the lay of the land

  • a video tour showing you the 4 most important parts of using InDesign

  • my secret sauce to working smarter + faster in InDesign

Drop your email address to start the FREE InDesign guide today!


who the heck teaches this thing?

Hey-o! I’m Kelsey, and I earned my InDesign stripes working for 5 years at a design agency and 10+ years as a freelancer. I spent the good part of those years hanging out in Adobe InDesign all day, er'day. I figured out my own workflow to make my InDesign projects go faster with less duplicate work and fewer errors. The usually complex program became second nature to me, and now I spend my days showing fellow creatives how not-so-scary it really is (and how it can help you grow your business like it did mine).

If you want to read more free articles + InDesign tutorials, clickity click right here.


kind words from happy folks who have finally figured out indesign

InDesign, where have you been all my life?! This is truly a game changer for me. Your teaching is so incredibly organized and easy to follow.
— Sarah D.
I am forever grateful for how much I’ve learned through your InDesign teaching. I’m incredibly proud of the products I’ve made and eager to share them.
— Christine C.
ZOMGZ I love it so hard! I can actually open InDesign now without feeling panic and dread — that has literally never happened to me before.
— Erica R.


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