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 17.11.2015 @ 10.45AM
Depends on the level and type of role you're wanting.
At the moment it seems as though Sydney as more opportunities in both digital and print.
However you'll probably have more fun in Melbourne. ;)
Posted 19.10.2015 @ 9.59PM
Thanks @JamesB for the thoughts! My resume isn't like the standard A4 PDF... plus a few of the folio requests have been via LinkedIn.
Its been ages since I was last looking for something new - obviously things have changed. All good. I'll suck it up and find me a job.
Posted 19.10.2015 @ 1.10PM
Just a little question - I'm ready for a change of scenery from my current job and have been applying for the odd designer role (Melbourne based). I have a teaser folio in my resume, however a couple of companies/ organisations have now requested I send them my full portfolio before being asked in for a interview.
I’ve tried to say I’d rather come in, and present my folio etc – but they’re just not interested.
It honestly feels a little rude - not giving me a chance to explain each piece, the brief and results etc.
I'm just curious if this the new practice for finding the right candidate?
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.