Editorial Design 101

A course by Friendhood Studio , Brand and Design Studio

Brand and Design Studio. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020

Learn the fundamentals of designing purposeful editorial pieces for books, magazines, newspapers, and online publications.

  • 98% positive reviews (154)
  • 3752 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the fundamentals of designing purposeful editorial pieces for books, magazines, newspapers, and online publications.

A course by Friendhood Studio

Creating visually stunning editorial content has never been easier with the help of design experts Alex Reece and Isabella Bunnell. The pair are cofounders of the renowned Friendhood Studio in Scotland, and their focus is to define their client’s purpose when crafting editorial work.

Dive into the editorial world and bring your own designs to life. Learn how to analyze a brief and define the visual identity of your work. Explore InDesign and discover how to create a striking editorial piece.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 19 downloads

Find Your Purpose in the Brief
4 minutes, 26 seconds
Look and Feel
18 minutes, 36 seconds
Planning Your Mag
7 minutes, 43 seconds
Laying Out the Main Sections
8 minutes, 19 seconds
Creating the Cover
7 minutes, 44 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (154)
  • 3752 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 10m)
  • 19 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a magazine that showcases a theme of your choice. Alex and Isabella use local eateries as an example.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in creating editorial content from scratch.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

To take this course, you need access to a computer with InDesign, or a similar software. Isabella and Alex recommend having a sketchbook for ideas and something to write with.


Reviews

3752 Students
154 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Friendhood Studio

A course by Friendhood Studio

Teacher Plus
Brand and Design Studio

Isabella Bunnell is an award-winning illustrator and visual designer from Scotland. Alex Reece is a designer and art director with over a decade of professional experience. Together, they founded Friendhood Studio in Glasgow. Their focus is on defining a brand’s purpose to better connect with its audience.

Friendhood Studio has been featured in Graphik, Creative Review, It's Nice That, Osso Magazine, Mag Culture, The Skinny, The Guardian Culture Guide, and Central Station. Their client list includes Penguin/Random House India, Hush Womenswear, Anatomy Brands, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Hello, It’s Nice to Meet You!

    • About Us
    • Influences
  • U2

    Get Ready to Explore

    • Intro and Materials
    • Find Your Purpose in the Brief
    • Look and Feel
    • Photographic and Illustrative Content
  • U3

    Building the Foundation for Your Project

    • Planning Your Mag
    • Typography
    • Colours
  • U4

    Let’s Start Creating!

    • Setting Up
    • Type Hierarchy and Paragraph Styles
    • Adding Folios and Little Page Furniture
    • Laying Out the Main Sections
    • Inserting Imagery
  • U5

    Vision and Identity

    • Creating the Cover
    • Colour and Final Touches
    • Putting Your Work Out There
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editorial Design 101

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Editorial Design 101. Design course by Friendhood Studio

Editorial Design 101

A course by Friendhood Studio
Brand and Design Studio. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (154)
  • 3752 students