This was a fun project that combined my own writing with layout and design sensibilities in InDesign. I reflected on the process of journaling and quoted some of my favorite author’s thoughts on their own writing processes. I’ve included some of my own journal snippets, with quotes from my kids when they were young and sweet and said the darndest things.

I styled all elements with either character or paragraph styles.

Here’s a closer look at the baseline grid, complimentary fonts, character style colors, and custom kerning to prevent orphans, widows, and runts.

Thanks to Kelley Dodd, design software instructor at Portland State University.