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Angela Riechers

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Combining Typefaces in a Layout (17 minutes)
Posted Dec 2, 2010
  Photo or Illustration: Which Is Right for Your Project? (21 Minutes)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Learn the art of matching different typefaces within one layout  more details

Creativity, Type, Layout, Magazine Design
  How does your image want to appear  more details

Creativity, Photography, Photoshop, Layout, Magazine Design, Photo Selection, Illustration, Retouching
Copyfitting 101 (18 minutes)
Posted Sep 2, 2010
  Cover Design Across All Media (32:09)
Posted Jul 20, 2010
Make functional and beautiful page layouts in difficult circumstances  more details

Copywriting, Printing Tips, Client Relations, Type, Layout, Magazine Design, Stock Photography, Adobe Indesign, Photo Selection, Copyfitting
  Navigate the changing landscape of multimedia cover design  more details

Creativity, Blogging, Printing Tips, Layout, Magazine Design, Web Design, Cover Design
Don't Waste My Time!: Designing for Short Attention Spans (23:41)
Posted May 24, 2010
  Quick Type 101 (25 minutes)
Posted Mar 30, 2010
Make the most of the scant seconds you have to grab your audience  more details

Creativity, Copywriting, Color, Printing Tips, Layout, Magazine Design, Web Design
  Which fonts work well in print, and which are best for the web? How many fonts do you need on a page? Our typography expert gives you the basics of font choice.  more details

Typography, Web Design, Fonts, Print Design
Working with Images: Design for Non-Designers (21 minutes)
Posted Mar 4, 2010
  Making the Most of It: Designing Well Despite Deprivation (36:51)
Posted Jan 26, 2010
So you don't know a dpi from a jpg? This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about how to acquire, prepare and resize images for the web and for print.  more details

Online Media, Digital Media, Images
  These smart design strategies will help you maintain your sanity and your standards when you're resource-strapped on a project.  more details

Type, Business Issues, Indesign, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
Gender Benders: Busting Design Cliches (36:45)
Posted Jan 8, 2010
  You're My Type: Using Typography Effectively (32:45)
Posted Dec 14, 2009
Aim for a gender-specific audience without falling back on cliched visual language.  more details

Creativity, Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Copywriting, Color, Type, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
  Really memorable type affects its audience on a non-literal, emotional level.  more details

Creativity, Relationships, Type, Layout, Magazine Design, Web Design
Who's the Package For?: Secrets of Packaging Design (27:27)
Posted Nov 12, 2009
  Size Matters! (38:40)
Posted Sep 11, 2009
Angela Riechers deciphers the branding messages today's products convey to their audience through packaging.  more details

Creativity, Branding, Packaging, Marketing, Promotion, Copywriting, Color, Type
  It's no secret that design is shrinking to accommodate the demands of new media, so how can you design on a relatively tiny scale without minimizing the impact of your work? Angela Riechers presents...  more details

Creativity, Color, Type, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Web Design
Inspired Originality (39:45)
Posted Aug 14, 2009
  Make the Medium Suit the Message (32:56)
Posted Jul 10, 2009
Art director and design critic Angela Riechers offers observations and suggestions on design inspiration. In addition to displaying examples of what inspires her and how she channels that into...  more details

Creativity, Color, Logo Design, Case Studies, Type, Magazine Design
  When creating promotional or communication materials, designers must make all the visual elements somehow reflect the "face" of the brand/company, without ever boring the intended audience with...  more details

Branding, Marketing, Promotion, Color, Client Relations, Type, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design
Layout Doctor: Common Challenges in Print Design (33:58)
Posted May 26, 2009
  Layout Toolkit (28:54)
Posted Apr 21, 2009
A publication designer has to be ready for anything. At the last minute, you could be stuck with an unexpected sidebar, an article that suddenly becomes a spread, even extra pages. Magazine art...  more details

Creativity, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
  Angela Riechers draws on her experience as an art director for several top titles to help designers conquer the most common challenges involved in layout design. She showcases more than a dozen...  more details

Creativity, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Stock Photography
Logo Design in Next to No Time (32:23)
Posted Jan 23, 2009
  Make Your Design Work... No Matter What (33:41)
Posted Nov 25, 2008
Angela Riechers arms you with the game plan for completing a logo design and getting client approval quickly. She offers hints for each stage in the process, identifies common sources of...  more details

Creativity, Branding, Color, Logo Design, Client Relations, Business Issues
  Designers have to work with the tools and materials available, and those are not always ideal. Making assets out of familiar design liabilities is the subject of this tutorial by noted art director...  more details

Creativity, Business Issues, Layout, Image Selection, Stock Photography
Designing Your Own Magazine (50:24)
Posted Nov 12, 2008
  Effective Newsletter Design (70:40)
Posted May 9, 2008
Angela Riechers, design lecturer and former art director of Harper's Magazine as well as other major publications, guides you through the process of creating the "design voice" of a...  more details

Design, Color, Logo Design, Indesign, Layout, Image Selection, Magazine Design, Pdfs
  In this tutorial you'll learn how to create an effective newsletter. You'll look at logo design, choosing and combining photos and art for maximum visual impact, selecting typefaces, building a...  more details

Photoshop, Indesign, Layout
Storytelling Through Dynamic Layouts (25:07)
Posted May 8, 2008
The late, great Tibor Kalman once said the three elements of a good story are clarity, forward motion and suspense. In this tutorial, you'll cover the visual storytelling of a feature layout,...  more details

Indesign, Layout, Image Selection