MNI Presents: Layout and Elements of Design

MNI Presents: Layout and Elements of Design

MNI_FeaturedMNI Presents: Layout and Elements of Design
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Register Online!

Join the Minnesota News Media Institute and trainer Steve Gall, for a daylong workshop about advertising layout and design.  The content of this session will focus on good design and copy development rather than computer hints and/or shortcuts.

This workshop will help you better understand effective layouts and will cover the eight elements of design. Steve will share layout tools and copywriting sequence. He will also help you pull your tools together more efficiently.

The workshop will also help you in developing better spec ad layouts, and prospecting through layouts.

In short, topics covered will include: Elements of Design, How to Use Them, Layout Order, Copy Order/ Hierarchy, Good Samples, Bad Samples, Where to Look for Good Ideas, etc.

Who should attend?  Beginner – intermediate advertising sales professionals; graphic designers new to newspapers and/or advertising will also benefit.


Gall MugSteve Gall is a 34 year veteran of the newspaper/interactive industry. Most recently he has served as Director-Multimedia Sales for the Pioneer Press and of Digital First Media, VP Advertising for the Tacoma (WA) News Tribune and the Anchorage (AK) Daily News, as well as Publisher of the Vail (CO) Daily.  Previously, he served as VP Advertising for the Knight-Ridder Duluth News Tribune and VP of Sales & Marketing for Murphy McGinnis Media in Duluth as well. Gall received his BFA degree in Graphic Design with a Business minor from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Workshop Information:

Date:  Thursday, April 17

Tentative Agenda

10:00 a.m. –  Registration & refreshments
10:30 a.m. – Welcome and introductions
12:30 p.m. – Lunch and networking
1:30 p.m. – Reconvene
3:30 p.m. – Final questions, wrap-up, program evaluations

Better Business Bureau Events Center
220 South River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337

REGISTRATION FEE: $55 (early bird, by April 10)/$65 (after April 10) — fee includes lunch
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.

Click here to register online now!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Sarah Bauer at or 612-278-0250.