InDesign templates are great to start-up your projects quickly or get that creativity boost that you need. In this post, I’ll teach you how to create your own templates and where to find the best. I also created a list of the best templates divided by categories.
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Where to find the best InDesign templates
Envato Market: Offers great templates. Each template generally costs between $10 and $20.
Envato Elements: It’s another place where you can find good ideas. Pricing start at $19/month (yearly subscription).
StockLayouts: It offers a great number of templates. Even though there is a free section, I couldn’t find anything free. Templates start at $69.
Creative Market: At the time I am writing this post, it offers 1,150 templates. There are some really nice projects that are worth checking. Prices vary from $10 to $30.
StockInDesign: It’s one of my favorite places for templates. They are all well designed and curated. The premium account is $39 for an entire year with no limits!
Inkd: Offers some interesting templates but they are generally more expensive than the places mentioned above.
Design Aglow: Presents a very nice collection for photographers. They have InDesign templates for marketing, branding, selling needs, contracts, etc. It’s worth having a look, especially because every template includes professionally written verbiage and no dummy text.
Dribbble: Also on Dribbble you can find amazing InDesign templates – some will be paid, but other will be free – and the quality is good!
Best InDesign Templates: It’s free, but you’ll have to dig up a lot before finding something worth downloading.
Behance: Well, I know I shouldn’t mention it here because you cannot find any InDesign template here, not for free, not for sale. But, Behance is a great place for finding inspiration and learning more so if you were looking for ideas, that is a place where you should go.
Create your own InDesign templates
A template is a document that when opened, it opens as a new untitled document. If you often reuse the same layout you should consider starting from a template.
Create your document directly in InDesign and then save it as “InDesign CC template” (InDesign will create an .indt file).
Make sure your template is created using the best practices because some other designers in the future might need to use your InDesign template!
InDesign templates divided by categories
Wether you are looking for a ready-to-use template or for inspiration, these places linked above will help you. The documents you’ll see below are just an example of what you can find on those websites.
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- InDesign Resume Templates
- InDesign Book Templates
- InDesign Brochure Templates
- InDesign Magazine Templates
- InDesign Portfolio Templates
- InDesign Business Card Templates
- InDesign Flyer Templates
- InDesign Trifold Templates
- InDesign Newspaper Templates
- InDesign Report Templates
- InDesign Catalog Templates
- InDesign Workbooks Templates
- InDesign Restaurant Menu Templates
- Templates for Designers
InDesign Resume Templates
Very clean and modern CV and cover letter. They come in two formats: US-letter and A4 (from Adobe Stock).
Amazing typography and an entire column about you. This resume is perfect for someone with a bold personality.
Perfect for designer roles. It comes with a template to showcase your best preview jobs.
Applying for an executive role? This is the right way to introduce yourself.
Very clean and very easy to check. This resume tells your personal work story in the best way.
Minimal, with nice and bold typography.
Elegant and with a strong style this resume template will make you stand out from all the other candidates.
A single page with a strong typographic style resume. Probably the most elegant and clean CV I've ever seen.
Find The Right Resume Template
I was searching for the best InDesign Resume Templates and I stumbled upon the results of Creative Market – and I started adding template after template after template to this post. Until I noticed that I was probably listing too many templates of Resumes – I had just fallen into a rabbit hole. Anyway, if none of the templates I linked above are what you are looking for, for this specific search, I’d suggest you head over to Creative Market.
InDesign Book Templates
A simple and clean layout, easy to adapt to your content (source: Adobe Stock).
Easy to read typography. Nice use of the white space. This InDesign template probably is the best choice for your ePubs and books.
An elegant, small layout format for novels and works of poetry.
When I saw this template, I thought it was coming directly from the public library. It's the perfect choice for narrative books and novels.
Are you looking for something a little more modern? Here we are. Lots of space to images and clean, thin typography (source: Adobe Stock).
Are you publishing a Japanese book? Here you have the most iconic of all the templates.
With a lot of space for pictures. With some pages in black and some in white, this template is great for a photography or painting book.
Nice space for the pictures. White space. Terrific typography. This InDesign template has everything you need to create an amazing cook book.
InDesign Brochure Templates
Minimal, with pastel colors, this template helps you create the most elegant of the brochures.
This brochure is the perfect fit to introduce a new product to the market. Nice use of the space, many different page templates and a lot of space for images.
Suitable for many varieties of industries, use this template to talk about your business.
With a strong personality and great combinations of Fonts, this template works perfectly for fashion designers, photographers, architects, food stylists or any creative project.
Are you marketing a local business? Look no further. This product presentation has everything you need and can be easily personalized to any industry and products.
Simple black sections with central titles, a lot of space for images, nice balance between titles, quotes and body-text, masculine – this InDesign template is the perfect brochure for high-end fashion products.
InDesign Magazine Templates
Are you hungry, yet? Clear structure for ingredients and step-by-step instructions combined with a lot of space for images. Your readers will be very hungry when you publish your food magazine using this template (source: link).
The colors and lettering used in this template give is quite a sophisticated look – it fits an art publication perfectly.
Clean, minimalist, and modern. An amazing job that gives you lots of ideas on how to use pictures in your publication. Each page looks astonishing and the content is the main protagonist in this InDesign template.
Many different page templates, easy to read typography, a great solution for a landscape magazine.
The lettering and the use of space are measured so that the reader attention is on the pictures. This template works great with art and architecture magazines.
The magazine as you know it. A very classic layout but with an original and contemporary look.
Forty pages of layout combinations in this template. You can use it for almost any kind of publication.
Quite text-oriented, the structure of this template reminds me of when, as a kid, I used to wait for my mom at the hair salon and all I had to kill time was: beauty magazines. No kids were harmed.
If your target is young people, this might be the perfect choice for your magazine layout.
InDesign Portfolio Templates
Amazing use of the page and the contrast between content and white space add movement to the entire design. The attention is completely directed to the pictures and the reader eyes are automatically glued to the content.
A little more space for text in this layout. The feeling is less art-oriented, and more travel. Use this template to tell a story or about a place.
A layout with a strong personality. Add your text and black and white pictures for an amazing publication.
Show what you can do. This template is perfect to display your past work.
InDesign Business Card Templates
My idea was to not include business cards, but while searching for other templates, I found two templates that I really liked and so here they are.
This template, in two variants, is perfect for anything like a barbershop, a shoe shop, a hair saloon, or even a photographer. If you can summarize your job with a beautiful picture, this is the template I would choose.
This is actually a bundle of templates, and it contains quite a few variants that are perfect for any office worker or freelance.
InDesign Flyer Templates
Well organized and clean, it also includes a roll-up banner.
More dynamic, this is the perfect choice for promoting high-end estate.
Great example of what a corporate flyer needs. Main value proposal in the center, three pluses or insights right below, and your contact information.
Are you running a sale or a special promotion? Is the new collection ready? This template will help you spread the news.
Another similar proposal, really nice use of the space and images.
Modern, elegant and on-trend. This flyer is a nice-fit to market an art exhibition.
This template works great for any kind of event. Replace the text and the central image and you are ready to go.
This template is perfect for your local market or many other green events.
InDesign Trifold Templates
A clean layout with nice geometric design elements ready to describe a new product or talk about your business.
Dynamic, with more space inside for text – it's a great fit to explain your business services.
Nice trifold, perfect to promote a course or an art exhibition.
Fresh and clean. A great choice for your bio café or small restaurant.
This trifold looks very elegant and professional. A perfect start for illustrating your business and your services.
InDesign Newspaper Templates
Working on a newspaper? Use the most classical of the styles and download this old-school template for InDesign.
InDesign Report Templates
Modern, with nice layout combinations. This template is a very nice start for an annual report or a business presentation.
Very elegant template. Nice use of the main color, the templates include many combinations of layout that will help you adapt this template to your content very easily.
A very clean and elegant layout that makes your document easy to read. A perfect template to document the progress of your organization.
Very interesting use of lines and geometric forms in this InDesign template. More dynamic than the reports above, it gives your document more of a magazine look.
InDesign Catalog Templates
Dynamic, with several nice combinations of design. It's the perfect template to list your products and show them in context.
Suitable for food, fashion, lifestyle, adventure, property, and many other industries, this template works perfectly to show off your products in a wholesale catalog.
A very simple layout that adapts to any need. Its structure makes it easy to use with data merge. See here how to use Data Merge in InDesign.
This catalog template looks wonderful. Very clean, with nice use of space and typography, it can be adapted to many different industries.
A clean layout with many ideas on how to use your pictures. It's the perfect template to use in InDesign for creating a fashion catalog.
InDesign Workbooks Templates
Another really nice template. It works perfectly as a workbook to train students and workers (source: Simple Classroom Workbook Layout).
InDesign Restaurant Menu Templates
Very minimal, quick to read, it adapts to any café or restaurant.
This template is perfect for those restaurants that offer more traditional fare with a homemade taste.
Templates for Designers
I found these two ideas and I really liked them so I thought about giving them some space in this post. These two last InDesign templates might be quite helpful if you are a freelance designer or work in an agency.
Creating a document that shows how a website or application will work is a very clever idea. This template has everything you'll need to create an astonishing presentation, make sure everybody agrees on the project and looks more professional.
Brand identity is very important, it ensures that your message will be consistent and have the same look. This template is a nice start for building your brand identity manual, and it gives you a few examples of what the document should contain.
Templates are a great timesaver. You can use them as a base for your publication, or you can just gather a few ideas before starting with your own design.
Make sure to bookmark this post. Having a list of great InDesign templates, like this one, will always help you with finding new ideas.
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