Posted 20.11.2014 @ 8.25PM
::how detailed can you go with vinyl stencils??::
You can get a lot of detail.
They're used a lot for short run, one colour t-shirts.
Only problem is that you have to pick out the areas you want to be visible which can be a bit time consuming. Also you need a new stencil for each time you use them.
Posted 20.11.2014 @ 12.48AM
I know it might not be much use being up here in the UK but these guys make some corkers and quite large sizes too.
If you're handy at carving you can also make your own.
Also, if you're marking wood there are branding irons that you can get custom made too.
(quick Google search)
A good way of making stencils is to plot them on a vinyl cutter in the same way as you would when making signs but in reverse (obviously).
The graff company I work for use them all the time for speed/detail and they work great.
Posted 31.10.2014 @ 11.16PM (Edited 31.10.2014 @ 11.22PM)
Why not commission an aboriginal artist to create some elements to use in the design.
That way it would be authentic, support indigenous people and be pretty good PR.
If you were banging something out for the tourism market I wouldn't bother so much but designing something in house creating your own indigenous art, geared toward aboriginal communities could be a bit of a faux pas.
Kinda like designing a Chinese menu and dropping in random text from the internet.
Could lead to some bad ju-ju IMO.
Posted 13.10.2014 @ 1.23PM
@trex @scotty Thank you for the nice comments guys! :)
@cheli I wanted to focus on one theme and create an icon set, but I just started with the things I like (skateboard, pet, sun etc) and ended up creating miscellaneous icons. It would have stood out more if I focused on one theme, eh?
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....