Posted 26.07.2016 @ 1.13AM
Thanks all for your comments especially " you cannot have experience in everything. Design covers a broad area" I think at the moment I have become obsessed with trying to figure everything out. Mostly because every in-house interview I have had tends to have the attitude of - "well you're a designer, you can design anything and everything and in any style, why don't you know how to do this etc etc". Perhaps one day I will be able to, but I am always honest about my abilities.
Brochure / Catalogue design still scares me! For some reason laying out a lot of information into a great layout has never been my strength, or perhaps more practice is needed. As I am quite capable of laying out more simple info in other contexts like posters.
Thanks again for the replies and links it's good to hear of others experiences.
Posted 21.07.2016 @ 3.49PM
Perhaps a ridiculous question? But I am an in-house designer of 2 years for a retail company, I'm also the only designer there.
I am wanting to move on however most job ads I see list things i have never done before. Eg Catalogue design, having to organise tons of pics and information in a short amount of time, not going to lie this scares me a bit as it's something I have never done, the company I currently work for does not have catalogues / large docs.
Most of these jobs are also ones where I would again be the only designer. There seem to be very few jobs with other designers to learn from.
Do you just apply for jobs and wing it once in the position? How did you first learn how to do 'new' things within your job?