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Setting The Table (Session 2)

  • TypeEd 145 Valley Street Pasadena, CA, 91105 United States (map)

The crack of the spine. The smell of fresh ink. The beauty of an open book. The joys and mastery of publication design becomes apparent as the page turns. Good book design subconsciously guides readers, but great book design engages them.

These sessions will reveal best publication design practices from beginning to end through a series of exercises with instructional book design as the focus. Shannon Losorelli-Doronio will lead us through each step of designing a simple yet professional cookbook. This workshop is perfect for those interested in publication and editorial design, multi-page documents, such as catalogs, brochures and manuals.


Shannon Losorelli-Doronio is a partner at Parallel-Play, a multi-disciplinary design studio in northern Los Angeles. Her specialty is book and report design for 826LA and 826National, LA Louver, Echo Park Time Travel Mart, and Chronicle Books. 


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About This Session

This workshop will be held in two sessions on Saturday March 4 & Saturday March 11 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Please plan to attend both sessions before enrolling.

  • Typography Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Adobe InDesign Proficiency: Advanced
  • Students will learn how to integrate text, imagery and illustration with the overall goal of building the architecture of a book from the page up
  • Registration fee includes refreshments and materials


  • Have taken Type 3 (or have 6+ years working experience and/or combined formal design education)
  • Have taken the Core Training Bootcamp Clinic or have comparable skill level
  • Possess intermediate to advanced InDesign skills

Please contact us for education eligibility if you are unsure.


  • Bring a fully-charged laptop
  • Have a version of Adobe InDesign software installed (A free trial of the Creative Suite can be found on Adobe’s Web Site.)

Cancellations & Rescheduling

If you can’t make it, email us at least 24 hours in advance to move your registration to another class date of your choice. Full refunds will be honored only if a cancellation is requested seven (7) days or more prior to the original scheduled event. 

Earlier Event: March 4
Setting The Table (Session 1)
Later Event: March 12
Type 1: The Basics