I Put the “PEP” in PePCon!

So last week, I got to attend my VERY first design conference in Austin thanks to my workplace department’s snazzy travel budget! I found out about the conference on one of my favorite sites, indesignsecrets.com.

The Print & ePublishing Conference (aka PePCon) was full of fellow desktop publishers and graphic designers who rely heavily on Adobe InDesign and the Adobe Creative Suite to make gorgeous layouts. Call me a huge dork, but page layout just makes me so happy! I love giving proximity to information and making bodies text more visually interesting. I felt like I had found “my” people when I was at this conference. People actually understood my frustrations with formatting text and they actually laughed WITH me at leading and kerning jokes. It was like a dream!

I learned all kinds of groovy information dealing with the new, and slightly intimidating, world of ePublishing (ePub), all about scripts and plug-ins for InDesign that I didn’t know even existed, and I got access to lots of design resources that I probably never would have even discovered without this conference. I’m so happy I was able to go!

I plan to blog a bit about each thing I learned about last week over the next few weeks, but you guys know how that goes… It’ll all depend on how much free time I have in the evenings or if inspiration happens to strike at the right moments.

Until then, I’ll leave you with a photo of myself indoor skydiving in Austin. I hope to “dive right in” to sharing the wonderful experiences I had at PePCon soon!

iFly Austin

Lame jokes mean I need sleep. Later, guys!