Los Angeles InDesign User Group

14th Anniversary Meeting


Magazine Art Directors Talk About InDesign


Thursday, November 21, 2019

7-10 p.m.


Veterans Memorial Building


4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, California 90230



Different magazine art directors interact with InDesign in different ways. Some are hands-on using InDesign to create layouts from start to finish. Some use InDesign to sketch out layouts leaving it to others to fill in the details. Still others rarely touch the program we all know and love but know enough about InDesign to know what’s possible and when junior designers don't get it just right.


For LAIDUG’s 14th Anniversary, we are bringing together a diverse panel of magazine art directors—Randy Dunbar of SoCal, Stephen Kamifuji of Genlux, and Keely Brittles of California Wedding Day, Seattle Bride and Oregon Bride—to shed light on the manner in which they interact with InDesign. This special meeting presents a rare opportunity to see how magazine art directors do what they do to create their own unique brand of publication magic. (It’s also your opportunity snag some free magazines.)



Farthest Attendee


The bona fide LAIDUG member who travels the farthest specifically to attend the meeting will receive her or his choice of any one deal at MightyDeals up to $50.00. MightyDeals offers fonts, templates, apps, e-books, etc. You  need to prove to us that you traveled farthest to attend this meeting. Having recently moved to the area from somewhere else won't cut it. Be prepared to show us indication of your current residence—perhaps a driver's license or a utility bill. Decision of the administrators of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group is final.





LAIDUG is supported by raffles of donated prizes. No one is required to participate in the raffles. Raffle tickets are: 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 11 for $20, 24 for $40, 32 for $50 and 65 for $100. All major credit cards are accepted.



Raffle Prizes


Adobe Creative Cloud. 12 month subscription. Value $599.88

Collection of 24 Adobe software applications for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography including InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver among others.


GoProof from Oppolis Software. 3 month subscription for 2 users. Value $300.00

Proofing add-on for Adobe Creative Cloud. Version history tracks what has been changed and by whom.


Markzware. Any single product. 12 month subscription. Value $199.00

Choose one from the list below:

Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), Convert and open QuarkXPress files in InDesign.

PDF2DTP (PDF to InDesign), Convert PDF files to InDesign.

ID2Q (InDesign to Quark), Convert and open InDesign documents in QuarkXPress.

MT (Markzware), Convert InDesign documents to IDML files readable by InDesign CS4 through CC 2017.

FC (FlightCheck), Check native and PDF files for printing quality.


Suitcase Fusion 8 from Extensis. 12 month subscription. Value $119.95.

Font management program that allows you to organize your fonts from one plane—including system fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe Typekit, Google fonts, etc.


Font Agent Pro from Insider Software. Value $99.95

Font management that allows you to organize, distribute and control your fonts.


Designing for Print, the Art & Science by Marina Poropat Joyce. Value $95.00

A book for graphic designers, web designers and students with all the know-how needed to work with printers to achieve successful print projects.


InMotion Hosting. Web hosting and free domain. Value $90.00

Web hosting company.


DTP Tools Cloud for InDesign. 6 month subscription. Value $77.40

Suite of 14 different InDesign productivity tools.


Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. Value $44.00

Royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, and illustrations.


InDesign Magazine. 6 month subscription. Value $30.00

Monthly PDF publication devoted to InDesign how-tos, in-depth features, and quick tips.


LA Web Professionals Group meeting tickets. Value $7.99 (four raffles)

Adobe user group that meets monthly with an emphasis on web design, marketing and the latest internet trends.



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