Posted 05.04.2016 @ 1.49AM
I think you need to understand the difference between web and print and what each tool is made for.
EDM's never existed in my uni days. Be prepared to learn, experiment and find what works for you and less concerned with how others work.
Posted 12.04.2016 @ 12.57PM
@JohnH, yes - you're going to feel really slow and really out of your depth for at least the first two years out of uni. The only way to get around this is to keep making things, and to talk to others about how they make things - take what they do well and incorporate it into your workflow.
I didn't learn about EDMs at uni, it was all about Macromedia Director in the multimedia classes I took (and they were elective). What I've learnt is on the job, via reading Sitepoint books and reading the Campaign Monitor and Sitepoint forums. @Dan is right - you'll keep learning throughout your career. It will continue to feel as uncomfortable as it does now, but your foundation of understanding will slowly grow.
Sounds like the studio who made EDMs in InDesign did so because they weren't confident building in Photoshop either. Everyone finds their own way around things, not all of those techniques are the most effecient in the long run ;) My workflow is like @Dave and @Adamdesigns - I code in Campaign Monitor if appropriate. If I'm coding from scratch I love to use because it sets the scene nicely: http://foundation.zurb.com/emails.html
Posted 12.04.2016 @ 11.11AM
Hi @Dan yeah arond 300-350.
Found a few places online thought was wondering if anyone had recommendation from having used a specific place themselves.
Would need to be a place that can send printed work out as living in a rural area.
Posted 08.03.2016 @ 10.47AM
Thanks guys, @DAN sometimes it will be a long list but with others there will be one thing I can't do, say publication design of large documents. Sure I could learn but if i'm the only designer there I feel its risky if I run in to trouble or am unable to make the deadline.
@ZACK486 I am keen on a few positions I have seen and do want to apply, however in these roles there is noone to teach me I would be the solo designer.
sometimes even little things like running into an annoying 'glitch' or where is that function in photoshop that allows me to do 'x'. I can google but sometimes even that can chew up time for something so minor!
I work as an inhouse designer. Most jobs seem to be solo, so just not sure where to go from here.
Did most of you initially work under a senior designer? So far I have only worked solo. Worried that has now put me a bit behind.
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 12.08.2015 @ 8.55PM (Edited 12.08.2015 @ 8.57PM)
Totally feel your pain @CHELI
::And that's life working with printers. They all have their own processes and can be the most unhelpful dicks. The good one's are few and far between.::
Agree with @DAN here.
I've worked in both print and design and I've found that they mix like oil and water.
On the print side I've had to put up with snotty designers who think they're SO above you and they couldn't set up artwork to save their lives.
On the other hand I've dealt with printers that just seem to want to make your life difficult at every turn even though your file is bullet proof.
I try to avoid print these days for that very reason.