Beautiful Spreadsheets? You Can, Too! Design Your Own Numbers Template

——   Created by Moly Yim

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For most designers and visual people, the word 'spreadsheet' can invoke anxiety attacks, rage, and in some cases, even murder (okay…maybe just in dream state).

How can we, as a global species, prevent such tragedies from ever happening?

Let's start by putting the beautiful back into spreadsheets.

"Back?" you ask, incredulously, "I didn't ever think it was ever there to begin with."

Truth doth thou speak! However, there are plenty examples of tables being used in editorial design, for example, that are very well done. Why haven't we brought that same taste into spreadsheet design?

This course will teach you, using Apple Numbers, how to do that. The principles taught here can also be applied to Excel or Google Docs, but Numbers provides the most ease and flexibility in terms of design.

For business folk who already sweat in numbers, this course can help you level up your spreadsheet artistry which you'll be able to use in your pitch deck presentations, blog posts, and social media!

After all, just because you're working with data, doesn't mean it has to be dastardly.

The course project

For the class project, we'll design a beautiful table in Numbers using the data from the United States Presidential Election of 1860 (you know, the one where Abraham Lincoln won).

We'll then convert it into your very own Numbers template that you’ll love and want to use for every single spreadsheet moving forward!

9 Lessons

0:00:27
Introduction
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0:01:23
Colors: Design Ahead of Time
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0:00:50
Fonts: Don't Default
0:00:58
Typographic Contrast
0:01:25
Spreadsheet Constraints
0:02:18
Choosing a Font For Body Cells
0:02:45
Setting Up
0:05:26
Applying Colors
0:04:09
Applying Fonts
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About the instructor

With a strong background grounded in branding, marketing, and advertising, Moly has nearly a decade of experience in creative strategy spanning web, mobile, and print design.

He currently freelances as a web and graphic designer at trejure.com to various clients across the nation and has contributed to building a diverse …

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