Posted 16.02.2017 @ 7.43AM
It's funny this should come up as on another design forum I slum it on the same topic came up there.
Do not work for this person/company.
I did a job for XXXXX at XXXXX last Summer.
I kaven't been paid.
Client not replying to calls/e-mails.
Taking them to Small Claims Court.
In contrast they've named and shamed the person and the company warning others not to work for them.
I searched the name of the company on Facebook and there were lots of the same warnings from other people that were in the same boat.
Not sure if the difference here is that it's a UK company on a UK forum/Facebook?
The forum admin's reaction was basically:
"If they read this post and request it be taken down then we will....after they pay you".
I'm not playing devils advocate here as my legal knowledge isn't that good but I agreed with the OP and the admin for warning other designers and I guess any of us would.
I also get what @DAVE is saying and urging caution about what you say on a social platform.
Thing is, is it wrong or illegal to name and shame if the content of a post is factual?
I've been ripped off in the same way once before and it stings.
It makes me re-affirm my mantra.
"50% up front. 50% before hand over"
Now I just need to listen to myself. O_0
Posted 08.02.2017 @ 7.40PM
If I can find time I'd like to contribute but what do you mean by "activists"?
Not the radical, political type? ;)
When I originally thought about doing a similar thing it was for good causes.
Stuff to help people or a cause that otherwise wouldn't have the resources or the funding and try and make a difference and do a bit of good.
My original idea was to have a pool of people with different skill sets who could collaborate to suit a project and maybe to even include and mentor less experienced designers (or whatever) to give them practical experience.
Fact is I'm totally shit at organising things so it never happened.
Posted 06.02.2017 @ 1.13AM
Are you wanting Australian bases sites?
The one (apart from here) that springs to mind is Lost At E Minor.
There's Design Is Kinky but that's more of showcase.
I had the idea of doing something similar a few years back.
Getting a team together for the purpose of doing good deeds and shit.
I came up with a name and everything.
Posted 31.01.2017 @ 7.42PM
I can talk the hind leg off a donkey when it comes to working on a project and problem solving and such but to sit and talk about design in general and how kerning could save the planet....Nah.
However I am pretty interested in this.
Not sure if it's the way it's going to be presented or portrayed to a more of a general audience.
(The great unwashed)
::Luckily I can bullshit pretty good but sometimes it's like an out-of-body experience. I'm listening to the words coming out of my mouth thinking WTF are you on about.::
I do that when we're on site working on a job.
I've sometimes found myself getting quite carried away to the point I'm feeling a bit light headed.
I remember one time in the hotel room chatting until 5.30am about the job.
It also involved a few beers and smoking an entire cigarette the wrong way around.
Not sure if that'd make good viewing. O_o
Posted 07.11.2016 @ 2.45PM
@Scotty - I'm late to the party, but there's nothing worse than a screen poker. Particularly when you're on an older LCD monitor and you get that psychedelic explosion from where they thought it necessary to dig in their finger.
@Adamdesigns - I've had more than one art director lean on my shoulder while I was doing something. I'm 6'3", so I think they often do it as a bit of a power play.
@Jamesb - Nice work man!
Posted 02.10.2016 @ 5.52PM
Thanks @scotty and solid work with the wall piece, looks fun to do?
In the meantime:
Work in progress. Once again experimenting with photoshop brushes and photo montage. Got a bit to go with this one though the foundations are in.
Posted 24.06.2016 @ 2.53PM
@pongo81 - sounds like a great gift and as @scotty was saying, even the new bamboo's are great value, the one I have at work, although I don't use it, is pretty good!
I just ordered a 13inch cintiq hd, should arrive in the next couple of days, I'm pretty excited as I never really got used to the idea of drawing whilst not being able to see directly where the pen is.
Posted 26.04.2016 @ 3.29PM
@scotty nice one, always good to see work in situ! I wonder what it feels like to be in a "fight team"...
A new one for me. It's the A-League Finals series, a couple of great games last weekend. What started as a sketch turned into an impromptu portrait.