Posted 22.11.2013 @ 4.57PM
Print designers that want to move over to the web just need a crash course in how stuff gets built and how to design for it. They don't need to learn how to code although it's a bonus if you have those skills. You soon learn you can't do everything. Just like front end coders don't do back end work. Every area is a specialty.
Posted 22.11.2013 @ 2.34PM
::when you say digital what do you mean?::
i've always understood 'digital design' to mean web, online, UI/UX, coding etc. But everything is done digital these days (even print) so it's a rather pointless term. Finished art use to mean paste up, manual mark up. Nobody does that anymore.
Posted 23.09.2013 @ 8.22PM
I do love what I do, wouldn't do it otherwise!
I'm at the point though where my current job is starting to get me down so I've already made plans to move on and head back to Aus.
I feel your pain though @DAN – can be super frustrating working with people who clearly don't care.
@ADAMDESIGNS – I don't mind annual report formatting – good formatting can be make such a difference to the end outcome
Posted 06.03.2013 @ 1.00PM
@looney I really like your first point. I always do indeed try their suggestion for a font, colour etc, and explain to them why my suggestion may be a better alternative. It works sometimes!
::Very important to work out what type of client you're dealing with before doing any work. I avoid the over controlling types and those with unrealistic expectations.::
@dan ..unrealistic expectations.. one of the most frustrating things about being a designer responding to a client's wishes
Posted 05.03.2013 @ 2.59PM
@Dan I can usually tell - however he seemed fairly open in the initial meetings. I choose my own clients too @Dave - though with such a young business I feel the need to take on as many clients as possible.
Posted 26.02.2013 @ 1.37PM
haha @dan – it does seem pretty clogged up with those NLP and motivational kind of guys who say they'll help you reach your dreams and become rich when in fact they aren't successful or rich at all