Posted 06.05.2016 @ 10.25AM
Hey @scotty, thanks for the words of encouragement :)
The plan is is set up a new site that just purely focus on showcasing this type of work I do then show how it can be applied to the commercial world.
No nibbles yet but like you say will depend on how hard I push it and chase it down.
Posted 03.05.2016 @ 1.03PM
Hey @trex thanks for the feedback. This is the type of work I would love to be doing most but its really a side thing for now. Im a master at making a mess but like you say its making a nice mess which is an artform.
Posted 27.01.2016 @ 11.46AM
::As experienced as I may be I still learn something new most weeks::
This. Who would want to be working in some area where you were not constantly learning new stuff?!?!
Make sure you get photos once it's all done @BJARNI and post them up.
Posted 22.01.2016 @ 8.45AM
Thanks for all of your responses. I like hearing of others experiences, still being somewhat 'new' myself.
I do believe that it is half me and half the marketing manager.
I have been doing the work the best I can and triple checking everything to which I am now not fast enough.Now my kerning didn't match their high standards, it seems no matter how thoroughly I check they are always finding something wrong. I have been keeping a list and writing out their 'specs' even fonts I know that they seem to have a liking for and going through this quite diligently as I can, but something is always found. It's strange as my first month here seemed to go fine unless they were just letting me ease in?
I have never worked under marketing before so it is all new to me, I do respect their decisions and choices and stick to the briefs I am given. There is a brand guideline but all it is, is how to use the logo.
@bjarni Funny you ask what the job was advertised as, it originally was 'senior graphic designer' when I first read it, the description did not read as a senior but I still did not apply. Then they re-advertised and the 'senior' was gone. I did make it clear in the interview what my role and skills were like at my then current job. I have learnt a lot of new skills already mostly though google which was what they told me the previous designer would do, just google everything.
I am not sure where to go from here...
Any tips for improving my attention to detail?
If I look at other jobs I would really like to include some of my work from this job as it showcases different skills and areas I did not have in my folio before, however how would I explain not having stayed that long without it sounding bad? - and I assume not having any references.