At the beginning of this school year, as we were making the switch from LucidPress to InDesign, we decided to have a week dedicated to training the staff on the new software. The first days were dedicated to setting up Adobe accounts and getting everyone synched to our shared drive via Google Drive for Desktop. But when it finally came time to teach our staff about how to use the software, I wanted to give them an idea of where to start when it comes to publication design. I created this presentation that outlines the four key principles of design (with a fairly memorable acronym). I also compiled examples of these design principles being utilized by different student publications across the nation. This served the dual purpose of explaining principles of design in a more visual way, while also showing them that these are tools that students, just like them, use to achieve excellence in design.

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