Posted 26.01.2016 @ 10.04AM
Thanks @scotty once again.
Would love to do this job full size on paper, by pass the computer :)
I tried setting up a 2400mm x 2400mm in AI and it went through okay so will stick with that.
Printer says he wants to see artwork in regards to best way to print it, so will keep lines bold.
Posted 21.01.2016 @ 3.04PM
Hi Dan, this is the first time creating work for a window that will be a big sticker to show transparency through it. I did chat with our local printer what would be the best format though wanted to ask designers who had hands on experience.
As experienced as I may be I still learn something new most weeks :)
Posted 21.01.2016 @ 1.14PM
Thanks @Dan and @Scotty
Yes will just be the one colour, white.
After both your advice will do this in Illustrator.
With yours Scotty, are you working on it at full size?
Oh the 150dpi was my idea if doing it in PSD, which I wont be now.
Posted 20.01.2016 @ 3.29PM (Edited 20.01.2016 @ 3.29PM)
Having a new job to do which is a big illustration, 1200mm X 2400mm high for a shop front window to be printed onto clear vinyl, a big sticker.
The linework will be quiet bold, eg 5 - 20mm thick, in some places full block colour (all white).
Was going to try and tackle this in PSD at full size at 150dpi.
Has anyone done this type of work before and can advise on anything to make note off when creating the artwork?
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.