Constantly inspired by functional, minimal and organizational design, I’ve designed several calendars + planners over the years for clients and myself alike. The hangup? The tremendous production work involved in creating a yearly, monthly or daily planner in Adobe InDesign.

After researching forums and tutorials to no end, I finally discovered the solution to setting up a calendar template with InDesign, ready to automate in seconds for each upcoming year.

Rather than holding onto this efficient solution for myself, I’ve created a mini-class walking you through how to design + automate your own planner with InDesign.

Whether you sell organizational planners in your shop, or are like me and prefer to design your own personal printable calendar each year, this class is for you!



What's included:

  • Step-by-step video instructions walking through how to design + automate a yearly, monthly and weekly calendar in Adobe InDesign (watch all videos in 1 hour total)

skill level:

  • Beginner – Intermediate. Previous Adobe InDesign experience is preferred.

lesson overview:

  • Lesson 1: InDesign Overview
    Learn how to style tables, work with paragraph styles and basic formatting within InDesign.

  • Lesson 2: Yearly Calendar
    Set up the "year at a glance" calendar page.

  • Lesson 3: Monthly Calendar
    Create a monthly calendar in Adobe InDesign.

  • Lesson 4: Weekly Calendar
    Create a weekly calendar in Adobe InDesign.

  • Lesson 5: Calendar Template
    Finalize your calendar template using master pages in InDesign to use for years to come.

  • Lesson 6: Calendar Automation
    Sit back & relax as your calendar is automated!

“Oh my. L I F E S A V E R. I just did in two hours what took me about 16 last time I set up a planner. Can I leave a testimonial somewhere? Can I marry you? (JK, my husband might get a little jealous. He’s already jealous over how much I’ve been raving about this class tonight.)

Seriously, this class saved me literally hours worth of work and my clients thousands of dollars. Such a simple trick, but so so so powerful. I’m off to calendar making heaven!”
— Lydia Kitts
“I loved this class! I love using Illustrator, but have always felt uneasy using InDesign — kind of like it was illustrators ugly step sister:), but your class has shown me how wonderful InDesign is and the value that it brings. Plus the idea of being able to automate a calendar is pure genius!!! I enjoyed your teaching style and found the information easy to understand and follow along with.”
— Debbie Comish
“HUGE thank you! I had used InDesign previously, but had no idea how to use it for Calendar / Planner design — this class taught me so much. I have since created 3 versions of my project planner, and all are selling well in my shop — in both physical and digital format! I honestly could not have done it without the shortcuts you taught me in the class!”
— Eve Tokens

Automating Calendars Mini Class

— $97.00 —



*Note: This class does not include technical support. All sales are final. Music by: