Posted 11.09.2014 @ 7.29PM
I'm doing the same mate.
I do a lot of graphics/illustration for animation so I want to take the extra step even if it's just to make my stuff more animation friendly for the AE guys.
I think After Effects is the way to go with vectors as it has all the puppet tools.
I was recommended a rigging tool called DUIK (maybe from AIF) that makes rigging characters for animation much more easy and it's FREE! :)
I've found some good tut's as well which I could share with you.
Posted 20.05.2014 @ 8.46PM
It is hard for new designers at the moment. Uni's and private schools are pumping out students, and the accessible nature of design software means anyone can be a 'designer'. But like @Scotty says a lot of people give up, and only the determined and persistent prevail.
He needs to read books, blogs and tutorials.
Don't just rely on advertised jobs. Get some face time with a studio by contacting them directly. He may not have experience in design but if he's a bit older than a normal grad then hopefully he can make up a bit of nous with life experience.
Get him to get involved here, post up some of his work and ask for advice/comments/thoughts on his folio.
Posted 01.05.2014 @ 11.45PM (Edited 02.05.2014 @ 12.35AM)
also ha ha @SCOTTY yeh the hairdressers are still on the in demand skills list, nothing against those who keep our barnets looking good but does australia really need more hairdressers over medical prefessionals....