Posted 02.01.2016 @ 3.08PM
You shouldn't need to merge the shapes with the pathfinder tools to make the pattern swatch.
Group all the elements together.
Draw a rectangle over the pattern where the edges meet (like your screen grab above).
⌘+7 with the new rectangle above the pattern elements.
Drag result into swatches palette. Double click the swatch to edit it.
Tick 'Size tile to Art'. This will resize the tile to the rectangle – not the elements within it.
And then untick it so you can edit the object. It will retain the size of the tile.
Now you want to unclip the elements by hitting option+⌘+7. Delete the blank rectangle. What this does is eliminate the white lines around the tile when illustrator tiles the image.
Hope that helps.
Posted 11.02.2015 @ 4.57PM (Edited 11.02.2015 @ 4.58PM)
::It does have more benefits, such as more leave time and super (as currently I work for a very small company)::
Not sure if it's the way you've phrased this, but if they arent paying you super, then they're breaking the law (unless it's a freelance role).
Posted 07.01.2015 @ 10.08AM (Edited 07.01.2015 @ 10.09AM)
There's a paper called Buffalo Kraft/Board that is a brown recycled paper/board and the promo material for the paper had white ink. I think the promo was done by Seesaw.
This is a different promo to the one I saw a few years ago. But it has white!
Ah, found it...
Grill'd on their collateral print the brown paper texture.
Hope that helps.
Posted 07.12.2014 @ 4.14PM
I wouldn't be asking a Web Dev anything about building a digital strategy. That's a marketing specific question. They should know about SEO and how best to incorporate that into your site, can help with a digital strategy.
::How to make your website user friendly?::
This is a UX/designer question as well as a developer question, but not from the same angle. User friendly can mean; easy to navigate, visually appealing, offers the right information.
It can also mean; mobile friendly (responsive or adaptive), loads easily and quickly, SEO relevant.
I would be asking questions about what the best platforms for delivering your content would be. IE what's the best for easily maintaining and editing in-house, is it compatible with our existing content (databases).
As @codeandcolour says you need to address your goals first and then work with them on the strategy of achieving those goals.
Posted 07.11.2014 @ 11.02AM
Yeah, I agree with @Petree, don't sweat it dude. It's good to constantly be pushing yourself, but everyone needs their own personal off-season.
You're still doing good work and your boss is happy with your performance so take that as a sign that you've levelled up. Some workplaces will have room to accommodate a growing designer with tasks like @Petree mentioned, if not, yeah, maybe it's time to move on.
In the meanwhile, enjoy the photography, soak up all that new inspiration you're getting from doing something different. It'll stop you from burning out and you'll be flexing some creative skills that might have atrophied.
Posted 18.09.2014 @ 12.14PM
Nice combination of current trends and strategic alteration of the 'a' and 'g' @Petree :) What was the thinking behind the poster colours? I find it interesting you chose pink and purple as backgrounds, given I think of those as such 'feminine' colours.
Posted 19.06.2014 @ 11.59AM
I agree with you @Petree - the advertising company would definitely have brought the project to Coke's attention. What I'm not so sure about is that once the font is taken out of the context of how it was made, does it still achieve the outcomes it sets out to do?
You can see from the video that the personal impact on the participants was strong, and I hope that translates into long term self confidence and ambition for them. But remember that point where the woman holds up a bottle with her font on it? How do any of the consumers know that this is her font, and the story behind how it was made? And if they don't know, does the project manage to open communication lines between those who are homeless and those who aren't?
I don't think I know enough about the project to judge the answer, but I do think it's an important question to ask. We wouldn't say a design was a commerical success if the project it worked for didn't sell, and I think applying similar rigour to our community projects can result in better outcomes too.
Only slightly related, but I came across this project today which I thought I'd share here: http://theuniversaltypeface.com/home
Posted 28.05.2014 @ 2.35PM
Further to what others have said.
From my viewpoint, like@PETREE described, contact companies even just for a fulfill to go through the profile and get views, they might not be looking for someone but they might know someone who is. System at style and art activities, I've met some excellent connections through activities.
I fought to get my first style job, I had to perform another job while also ongoing doing offer style tasks and outsourcing straight through individuals who I realized who desired gig paper prints, brochures, images etc. Also if he does this, he will also be getting "experience" even if its not straight from a studio room he can declare he has encounter operating as a freelance worker which believe in me matters for something.
Also has he got views from individuals in the market on how he provides his portfolio/resume etc as he might not be dealing with this properly and sometimes this is something that academic institutions can not cope with in the best way. Also is he getting any discussions at all? My first full-time style job (junior to mid-weight designer), I got they particularly asked for 2 decades encounter but I described the situation that I had been outsourcing for a season and from that I'd learned a lot about operating straight with customers, photo printers, handling timeframes etc so they took me on the foundation that I'd actually designed a different range of abilities that would fit the particular specifications of the job more than what the ad asked for and the organization decided so sometimes its also how you go about implementing for the job. Is he implementing for many jobs? Has he approached many studios? Has he gone to start profile evenings (I think AGDA run some)? Is he getting discussions or not even creating it to that stage?
Overall don't quit, if he keeps at it, the opportunities are limitless and also a lot of 'design' abilities are quite quickly transferable so if later on if he chooses he's not sure he wants to do it.
I really wish him the best as I know how challenging it can be like the relax of us do.