InDesign & Illustrator Certified Instructor, Graphic Designer, Cook

About Me...

I am an Adobe Certified Expert & Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Muse. I create brochures, catalogs, web sites, logos, t-shirt graphics and photo collages. From my diverse graphic design freelance work, I bring a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom. I truly enjoy teaching both the basics to the emerging designer as well as tips and tricks to the advanced power users in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I am a contract trainer for downtown Chicago.
I have been a speaker at numerous events, teaching and promoting InDesign and Illustrator at Ascend Training’s Adobe Days, the HOW & Vector Conferences, the InDesign Conference, Creative Suite Conference and the Chicago Adobe User Group.

When I'm not teaching or working on a project, you can find me in the kitchen, cooking for family and friends. I'm always eager to try something new and different.

Photo of Laurie Ruhlin

Technical Skills

InDesign     Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor

Illustrator Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor






Macintosh • Windows

Areas of Expertise

Adobe Software Training

Brochure design/production

Catalog Production



Photo Retouching

Photo Collages

Presentation Graphics

Public Speaking

Web Sites

Web Graphics

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