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Editorial Design: How a Book is Made

A course by Enric Jardí , Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2015

Learn to format a text with clarity, hierarchy, and beauty

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (615)
  • 13901 students

Learn to format a text with clarity, hierarchy, and beauty

A course by Enric Jardí

"Never in history have we had so much control over the expressiveness of typography." According to graphic designer Enric Jardí, who specializes in publishing and typography, all letters have something to say, and using the right font to convey the idea of the text is a crucial part of editorial design.

As a complement to his last online course, How to Choose Fonts, he builds on these concepts and teaches you about the role of typography within a publication, as well as its relationship with the other elements on the page. Learn how to design a book from beginning to end while following the principles of hierarchy, clarity, and beauty.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 6 downloads

Parts of the core
12 minutes, 52 seconds
Sheets and number of pages
20 minutes, 21 seconds
The text box
13 minutes, 15 seconds
Choice of the letter
20 minutes, 19 seconds
Organize paragraphs and edit I
11 minutes, 23 seconds
Organize paragraphs and edit II
9 minutes, 45 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (615)
  • 13901 students
  • 18 lessons (4h 16m)
  • 6 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design the entire layout of a book, from cover to cover, and prepare it for printing or to publish as an e-book.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who loves books, whether electronic or physical, who wants to get started in editorial design. This course is also great for designers and typography enthusiasts interested in learning the fundamentals of composition and how to use fonts in a paragraph.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience in layout or editorial design is required, although a working knowledge of InDesign or QuarkXPress is recommended.

All you need for materials is a computer with both programs installed.


13901 Students
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Enric Jardí

A course by Enric Jardí

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Graphic Designer

Enric Jardí is a graphic designer who loves letters and typography. He's worked in many fields throughout his career, but has mainly focused on editorial design, art direction, book covers, corporate identity, typography, and illustration.

He has published several books, including Veintidós consejos sobre tipografía (que algunos diseñadores jamás revelarán) y veintidós cosas que nunca debes hacer con las letras (que algunos tipógrafos nunca te dirán) and Pensar con imágenes, which have both been translated into several other languages.

Enric combines his professional career with teaching at multiple academic centers such as the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Blanquerna foundation, the Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, ELISAVA, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, the University of Lapland in Finland, and IDEP Barcelona.

He served as president of the Asociación de Directores de Arte y Diseñadores Gráficos ADG-FAD for several years and has received multiple awards for his design work, including a European Design Award, a Laus, a D&AD Award, a Malofiej for infographics, and the Premio Nacional de Cultura design prize from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Textbooks that have influenced me
  • U2

    Shaping the book

    • Book types
    • Parts of the core
  • U3

    Shaping the page

    • Sheets and number of pages
    • The text box
  • U4

    The text

    • Choice of the letter
    • Work the text in paragraphs
    • More paragraph parameters
    • Organize paragraphs and edit I
    • Organize paragraphs and edit II
    • Final adjustment of texture I
    • Final adjustment of texture II
  • U5

    The common parts

    • What is not text body
    • Automations
    • The cover
  • U6

    Finishing the book

    • Work and safety processes
    • Electronic version
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editorial design: how a book is made

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Editorial Design: How a Book is Made. Design course by Enric Jardí Best seller

Editorial Design: How a Book is Made

A course by Enric Jardí
Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2015
  • 98% positive reviews (615)
  • 13901 students