Professional Magazine Design with Adobe InDesign

A course by Wil Huertas
Designer and Art Director. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined October 2016
, Designer and Art Director

Learn to create an editorial project filled with personality, character, and unique graphics from scratch

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (65)
  • 1459 students

Learn to create an editorial project filled with personality, character, and unique graphics from scratch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (65)
  • 1459 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 24m)
  • 11 additional resources (1 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

According to designer Wil Huertas, great art direction captures the personality of a product and has the power to turn something transient into something truly memorable. Adobe InDesign can lend a huge hand in this process, since it allows you to go beyond the conventional and let creativity take over.

In this course, he teaches you all the skills to develop your editorial magazine project using Adobe InDesign, from the initial concept to final print. Look at how to organize the contents and work with typography, color, and photography to create a feast for the eyes of your readers.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Discover the magazine you want to make
  • U3
    U3. Designing your own magazine
  • U4
    U4. Closing the magazine
  • FP
    FP Final project
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To kick things off, Wil Huertas tells you more about himself and his career as a designer and art publisher. He also takes you through some of the greatest influences that ignited his passion for magazines as well as some that continue to inspire him today.

Dive into the world of magazines, explore all the different types and look at some references to help you establish the personality of your own. Then review and sort your project material so that everything can run smoothly and efficiently.

Start designing your magazine by creating the master page and pick the typography and styles that will form the rest of the publication. From there, develop your magazine's first section and article.

Then, focus your attention on the credits page and the contents, which act as a kind of introduction for the reader and assert the graphic style of your project. To wrap things up, design the cover and learn how to export the file to print it or share it via social media.

What is this course's project?

Create your own magazine from initial concept and structure right through to your print-ready final product.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Graphic designers, editorial design lovers, and anyone interested in diving into the world of magazines and creating their own projects.

Requirements and materials

For this course, you need basic knowledge of design and Adobe InDesign, as well as a computer with this software installed.


1459 Students
65 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Wil Huertas

A course by Wil Huertas

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Designer and Art Director

A graduate in design from Minuto de Dios University in Bogotá, Colombia, Wil Huertas has ten years' experience in graphic design, particularly in the magazine sector. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work for acclaimed publications from media conglomerate Casa Editorial El Tiempo.

He is currently art director of BOCAS, a Sunday interview magazine in El Tiempo, one of the most influential newspapers in Colombia, for which he received the 2013 Ibero-American CLAP design award from Foroalfa for best newspaper or magazine. He also redesigned HABITAR, an architecture and design magazine with a 35-year history in the Colombian market, of which he is also art director. In 2020, his work was published in the book Portfolio Domestika, Talento joven Colombia 2020, where he received a special mention in the editorial design category.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Discover the magazine you want to make

    • Magazines as a source of design and inspiration
    • Understand and conceptualize a magazine
    • Define and organize content
  • U3

    Designing your own magazine

    • The master page: file creation
    • The Master Page: Magazine Styles 1
    • The Master Page: Magazine Styles 2
    • Designing the first section 1
    • Designing the first section 2
    • Main article 1
    • Main article 2
  • U4

    Closing the magazine

    • Preliminary Pages 1
    • Preliminary Pages 2
    • The cover or the jewel in the crown
    • Finished!
  • FP

    Final project

    • Professional Magazine Design with Adobe InDesign

What to expect from a Domestika course

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Professional Magazine Design with Adobe InDesign. Design course by Wil Huertas

Professional Magazine Design with Adobe InDesign

A course by Wil Huertas
Designer and Art Director. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined October 2016
  • 100% positive reviews (65)
  • 1459 students