Posted 15.09.2017 @ 11.44AM
Over the years i've been more of an advertising designer - my graphic design has consisted more of gradient backgrounds and logo elements blown up (as well as photography and copy etc). i also do a bit of acrylic on canvas painting when i can. i have never really used my illustration skills in my design until recently.
My first few have gone quite well and have been quite simple using illustrator. Generally i would provide 3 concepts - one more illustrative - and go from there. it is really refreshing.
My question is it is so time consuming to get right but you need to almost complete it to give the client an idea of what it might look like - how do you quote... and if it doesn't work or the client doesn't like it? You almost need to do it to show it.
or is it a case of this is my style from previous work do you want something similar?
After seeing all those great illustration on this site i'm just curious.
Posted 15.09.2017 @ 11.25AM
I have a client who we developed a really nice brand for... once it was all complete they started asking for images and logos, fonts - and then they trained up someone in house on indesign to roll it all out.
The problem was the person started asking me for help. After a while they'd give me a token cover to design to compensate for all the help. Issue was i needed concept time as well as design time so i just had to end the relationship. It wasn't worth it.
Tough when you're doing other work with them.
My guess is your client will be back.
Posted 27.07.2017 @ 12.37PM
I worked in the marketing department at a part of News Ltd for 5 years in QLD. It was great, quite stable and allowed me to work on some great campaigns for the brand - and being the client we only had to impress management who trusted us. All good. The only difficult thing was daily rumours of restructures.
Posted 20.06.2017 @ 4.45PM
Does anyone know a quality (and reasonably priced) promotional company that does hoodies tees and caps? This one is for a gym so its whole purpose is to wear while working out... and therefore they'll get washed alot.
Posted 30.03.2016 @ 11.52AM
@zack486 - I don't think it is that hard to do for a set fee but I think it definitely depends on the brand.
I mean the story telling should follow on from the branding, speaking with the same tone, using the same kind of imagery. Normally its best to be reactive with social media stuff so setting a rough monthly calendar isn't a bad idea but dictating a period of time every couple of days to do stuff is a good option as well which is good for business. Normally social media stuff is better to be on a monthly retainer so you know you can dictate a certain amount of hours per month to it and such.
Posted 08.03.2016 @ 10.47AM
Thanks guys, @DAN sometimes it will be a long list but with others there will be one thing I can't do, say publication design of large documents. Sure I could learn but if i'm the only designer there I feel its risky if I run in to trouble or am unable to make the deadline.
@ZACK486 I am keen on a few positions I have seen and do want to apply, however in these roles there is noone to teach me I would be the solo designer.
sometimes even little things like running into an annoying 'glitch' or where is that function in photoshop that allows me to do 'x'. I can google but sometimes even that can chew up time for something so minor!
I work as an inhouse designer. Most jobs seem to be solo, so just not sure where to go from here.
Did most of you initially work under a senior designer? So far I have only worked solo. Worried that has now put me a bit behind.