Posted 22.03.2017 @ 10.11AM
Just as an add on to Defamation, if you state the facts without adding your own opinion then you can be OK. Typically I'd keep business off public forums anyway, and there may be some confidentiality issues there.
However if you said something like XYZ was invoiced on this date and as of this date no payment has been received, and that is all completely factually correct, I don't see that there is much that can be done to prosecute.
That said I am not a lawyer, just someone that has had some run ins on the subject (in which I was in the right and able to defend my position).
Posted 14.03.2017 @ 3.41PM
If they are only worth $0 an hour, they aren't worth having in your business at all.
So my view is either pay or don't have them. Being able to learn and develop yourself in a work place should be the norm, not the payment plan.
Posted 28.07.2015 @ 12.56PM
I am sure some of you saw the current controversies around Brisbane Roar currently in the news. The club is dieing, the owners are pulling out, and the staff are getting shafted along with creditors and all kinds.
I was the creative director before it all started crashing and in that time I bought in a junior creative, Lucy Porter.
When Lucy came in I was blown away with the level of composure she showed, and the choice became an easy one. We appointed her as a Junior Designer at Brisbane Roar a couple of years ago now.
A whole separate story is why I am no longer at the club. So without going into detail, I feel somewhat indebted to Lucy in that I hired her and that is the reason why she is now in a situation where the company she works for is falling apart. I'd love to make sure she finds a job worthy of her attention, and I think quite a few of you here could use a very solid person and designer.
Her written English is exceptional, which having gone through all the resumes and portfolios at the time, I can tell you is a bloody rarity!
Her fundamentals are solid, which is also rare because IMO there are some significant areas which aren't addressed in design study in QLD. Anything she didn't have we went through when she arrived.
As I mentioned, she is composed and cool under pressure. Given the crap that is going down at Brisbane Roar, I can vouch that she deals with stress very well too.
I really want to see her given an opportunity to develop in a design company or somewhere with an in-house design department. If you know of anything you're welcome to contact me as a reference - firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Lucy at email@example.com
If you are thinking of going through the effort of recruiting, I already did it for you =P
I appreciate there is also a job board, but the Brisbane component of it is always pretty quiet, whereas I know a lot of the Brisbane folk like to chat on here.
If any of you know of any suitable jobs going for someone going on mid level designer who has an awesome temperament and attitude let me know! I'll also be contacting other parts of my network too =)
Posted 04.05.2013 @ 5.06PM
@Dan, @Timbug, yeah, I've wondered if the illustration makes studios take me less seriously. Maybe when I get some money I'll make separate sites for design and illustration.
@Letsmakeart Cheers man, yeah, got a few Brisbane leads but still no bites yet.
Posted 06.02.2013 @ 4.11PM
As @Letsmakeart said any printer should be able to handle this. However they will probably will add scoring and folding costs.
We are about to hit our Chinese New Year shutdown (Feb.9 - Feb.17t) so if you need them soon we won't be able to help you. But we would be happy quote if needed.
Posted 22.11.2012 @ 2.30AM (Edited 22.11.2012 @ 2.40AM)
@LETSMAKEART you are definitely not wrong about most designers taking hipster street shots haha (I probably fit into that category)
I also think a lot of people think because they have a digital slr that it instantly means they can also take good photos which is quite frustrating although for you @LETSMAKEART you obviously don't fit into that category as your photos are really really good
Pretty much I'll only do really really basic photography and anything else I'll either source stock photography or arrange a professional photographer
Posted 27.02.2012 @ 1.34PM
@Letsmakeart - yep there were heaps of galleries, large and small. Fotografiska was worthwhile with some revolving photographic exhibitions (and great cafe!). The Haiti photographs were particularly moving.
My favourite little gallery was http://www.galleri67.com in Gamla Stan, we brought home a nice giclee.
Not really design-specific but I also loved the Historiska Museet and Vasa Museet (both in central Stockholm), and the Sami Museet further north (in Jokkmokk).
Try the kannebulle and semla buns.
@Luke - Ostermalms Saluhall was amazing! So many cheeses!