Posted 25.07.2016 @ 11.05AM
They're essentially an advanced data merge tool for creating catalogues. Super awesome and less time consuming. Although they can also be a little pricey. If your company plans on working on lots of catalogues its a great investment.
Posted 17.02.2016 @ 4.18PM (Edited 17.02.2016 @ 4.20PM)
Well this is a bit scary. I've been on this website for ages and never promoted my work... and you're mostly all guys so probably won't think my illys are funny... ;)
(You can see more here: http://www.figsdatinglife.com ... some NSFW)
Anyway, I present to you my dating life:
Posted 27.11.2015 @ 11.35AM (Edited 27.11.2015 @ 11.41AM)
As long as you use the correct ink weights (usually about 230%) you shouldn't have a problem.
For the black I'd use a clean black instead of rich black - incase of any misprints (plates) you'll still be able to read the job details.
Minimum font size is 6 pt too.
Posted 18.11.2015 @ 9.28AM
Swings and roundabouts it seems. A few years ago Melbourne had all the jobs, with many from Sydney & Brisbane moving there as a result. If @MISS_SPIKED is right, then that has now reversed to Sydney, perhaps because of everyone moving to Melbourne!
Posted 20.10.2015 @ 9.51AM
I know how you feel @Miss_Spiked. I think it can seem rude(ish) depending on how genuinely interested they are.
I can definitely see why employers would want to see a full folio, however I have always thought that walking into an interview with exactly the same work they have already seen is a bad idea. I want to keep some things to myself until then!!
The other tricky thing about sending your full portfolio is if you were part of a team that worked on something, sending it in your portfolio makes it look like you did it all. As you said @Miss_Spiked .. no chance to explain.
Posted 19.10.2015 @ 7.16PM
@miss_spiked - how small is the teaser folio? I can't tell without looking at your resume and portfolio teaser but sounds like its primarily focused on your resume and not the work.
I personally don't think its rude, whenever I've employed staff, I've just wanted to see as much work as possible before getting them in for an interview especially as there are so many people applying for design jobs that it would just be time consuming to sit down and listen to everyone explain each piece, the brief and the results.
Whenever I look for work, I've sent a pdf of about 8 projects but shown enough of the project that you can see the outcome and I've always got called in for an interview than take in about 12-15 of my best projects. I always focus primarily on the work and keep my resume super brief 1 page.
I guess its kind of like when you're pitching to a client, 90% of the clients don't care about your thinking, rationale, research etc, they just want to see the creative so that's how I base my portfolio/resume on
Posted 19.02.2014 @ 2.49PM
I thought it was pretty narrow in reach.
There wasn't really anything to do with publishing — just *Frankie*. It would have been great to see some of the independant publishers/works on display.
No one had done any type-based work — it was all just illustration. Although as mentioned by @miss_spiked there was a stall devoted to a course on typography at a private college.
*Joining Forces* guys were doing some interesting stuff. And some of the only non-digital artwork available.
Hopefully next year it will be a bit more cohesive.