Going back to work after maternity leave, but a size bigger so I have to get new clothes. I hate clothes shopping and I don't have time to browse the stores anyway. My work wardrobe staples are bootcut jeans and fitted jersey long-sleeve t-shirts with a nice-looking print. I got jeans but I'm missing the top part! [more inside]
posted by gakiko
on Feb 27, 2014 -
I want to learn more about Design in Québec, see examples of work, understand the view of the profession, the job market, the vocabulary and so on. Can you give recommendations of nice french-canadian design blogs, websites, communities and articles?
posted by Shockingly Nice
on Feb 12, 2014 -
I'm a graphics and multimedia artist working for the federal government who's always used Macs. It's again time for me to get a new system (laptop, please) and for the first time in my career I feel the need to explore my PC options (Apple has apparently abandoned its professional users). Unfortunately, I have no idea where to start looking. My new system needs to be commercially available from a vendor that can do business with the federal government. Building my own system is not an option. I perform a full range of creative functions including graphic design, video editing, photography and webcast hosting, so I need plenty of graphics power and fast processing. I don't, however, need a huge local storage capacity since I work off of our LAN.
Where do I start looking? Any recommendations on models and/or features?
posted by Jamesonian
on Jan 28, 2014 -
I couldn't find any information as to how Alan Moore goes about writing his comics (namely Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell). I found an excerpt from his Watchmen script
which shows how incredibly detailed he is in describing each panel. I once read that on Watchmen, it was a back-and-forth between him and Dave Gibbons, where Gibbons starts off with roughly sketching out the panels, gets comments from Moore, gets greenlit, then proceeds to drawing the final version. Any more information on Moore's process? Any other scripts you know of and is his writing as detailed for all his projects as detailed (I know that From Hell has labyrinthine appendices that almost match the work itself in length for example)?
posted by omar.a
on Dec 17, 2013 -
I have some artwork that I want to put on coffee mugs for friends. Though I see a few DIY sites, I am not sure what resin to use to hold up in microwave so would like your recommendations on commercial sites. I may eventually do bulk orders if I decide to sell so if you have any recommendations that would be different for bulk orders, I am game for those suggestions as well. Vistaprint was around $20-25 after all was said and done.
Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 12, 2013 -
I've taken over a graphic design project and need to update this weekly calendar image
(just the schedule part, not the kids on rolling globes). But I only have the image, not the original working file. Where did it come from? [more inside]
posted by nevers
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on Nov 7, 2013 -
I'm a graphic designer and I should know this. I'm also over-thinking, as usual.
What would you call this style of design used on This label of italian candy
I've always loved this look and described it as many different things but I've never known the exact style of lettering/ overall general design term. I usually just describe it as "vintage hand drawn really fancy lettering, old school labels." which is, you know, super professional of me.
posted by twoforty5am
on Sep 20, 2013 -
I’m a fine artist who wants to move into design (for web) and I want to get up to speed on graphic / visual / communication design fundamentals. [more inside]
posted by halcorp
on Sep 2, 2013 -
posted by joboe
on Aug 2, 2013 -
I am producing a TEDx like event entitled "Visionary Graphic Design - The Los Angeles Influence"
A friends of mine requested a list of past and present graphic design/ designers /LA designers / agencies / brands from the area.
This is what I have so far for artists: Saul Bass, John Van Hamersveld, Ed Ruscha, Gary Baseman, Charles and Ray Eames, Sister Corita.
Any other suggestions of artists/agencies/brands?
posted by goalyeehah
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I was reading interviews with various successful graphic designers, and realized that most of them cold-called their future employers and sent them samples of their work. Are there any resources out there that list design studios, book publishers, editors, writers, ... that one can send work to? Is it possible for an immigrant designer to gain an edge on the competition in the graphic design job-hunting game in Canada? [more inside]
posted by omar.a
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I just got news that I got an internship at an architectural office (altough I just graduated as a a graphic designer) in Tokyo, which is crazy exciting. However, they can't offer any compensation (small studio) so unless I find another job next to this, I need some really cheap solutions. I just sent an email to the studio, asking them for assistance, but figured meta could help.
My plan is to stay for 2-3 months. I saved up some money from side jobs, and don't mind spending it on this experience, but the less it makes a dent the better. My only idea so far was to work as some kind of au pair (I speak English, German, Dutch and Croatian fluently, I'm good with kids, but I am a guy, which I guess is not too popular a gender for babysitting), in exchange for a room. Any ideas? Also, some place where I could look for a small job on the side (preferably something where I could use my design skills, but don't mind a day job)?
Also, how much can I expect to spend monthly if I'm, technically, still on a student budget?
Thank a lot!
posted by ahtlast93
on Jul 11, 2013 -
Posting for my wife, a graphic designer who is tasked with doing a website layout job for a client. Here's the rub: The company has an existing logo that's red and blue, but she doesn't necessarily want to use red and blue as the dominant colors in this particular layout, but someone from the company is convinced that they MUST use red and blue as the primary colors throughout the site. I've had no luck coming up with any kind of evidence to support my wife's point, and so now I'm here to query the hive. Do any of you design-minded folks know of any articles or collections of layouts that might help my wife make her case? Sorry if the question is very vague.
posted by doogan nash
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Thirty something professional leaves it all behind to try to work at Disney World. Am I taking crazy pills?!? [more inside]
posted by phytage
on Dec 11, 2012 -
You're on Facebook and many of your contacts are expressing their opinions, frustrations, affirmations and wit by means of shared and reposted .jpgs with some sort of text sentiment on them. Sometimes they're simply text, sometimes there is a background photo or illustration. What are these things called? Have we got a collective term for these graphic motto things?
posted by Lou Stuells
on Nov 21, 2012 -
I'm a graphic designer, employed full-time with a marketing agency. Yesterday my boss said I have to take down examples of work I've done while at the agency. In trying to determine if I can legally show these samples, searching the web is providing conflicting info.
Things worth mentioning (a) My portfolio specifies that the work was done on behalf of my employer (b) I never signed anything restricting the use of these images and (c) The images are of works that have appeared in public (stores, events, etc).
Is there something "official" I can refer to that shows where the rights to these images lie, especially as they apply to a personal portfolio?
posted by AONeal79
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Graphic Designer asks: Can I use a laptop as my "main" computer? I've been a designer for 20+ years and have used every mac since the original, but I've always had a desktop
mac as my go-to machine. Now, it's upgrade time, and I'm thinking of using just a laptop for everything. More inside... [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Sep 18, 2012 -
With a vector source file, is it possible to create a high quality graphic letterhead in Word? No matter what format or resolution I make the logo image for the header, it ends up low quality/pixel-y when printed. What should my format/resolution/workflow be? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
posted by snap_dragon
on Jul 5, 2012 -
I need a clear ruler with picas, points and line thicknesses on it, for measuring printed materials. I want it today. I'm in Australia and go shopping on the Gold Coast or Brisbane. The nearest thing I've found is at Officeworks
but the picture is too small to be able to tell if it's what I need and they appear to only sell it online. I'm willing to pay up to $100. Maybe more if it's super-duper.
posted by b33j
on Jul 4, 2012 -
Looking for a good motto, quote, or possibly a graphic related to space exploration/research, intended to be engraved on a gift pocketknife. I need ideas! [more inside]
posted by 2N2222
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Jun 11, 2012 -
I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad
on May 29, 2012 -
Graphicnovelfilter : I am very much a novice when it comes to graphic novels but have enjoyed the realist works of Joe Sacco (The Fixer & Palestine) and The Burma Chronicles (Guy Delise) initially kickstarted along time ago by my stumbling upon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour). What other graphic novels of this nature should I be tracking down? I'm interested in International Relations / Politics / History / Travel / Journalism / Espionage - as well as more esoteric perspectives on the world - so anything ticking these boxes would be great.
posted by numberstation
on Mar 21, 2012 -
I want to start my own T-shirt company (i know I know. Don't roll your eyes). I am a graphic designer and would like to create shirts that are stylish. Basic screen printed shirts with sayings etc. While I know how to screen print I think my best bet is designing and then getting them printed through, well, an online shirt printing company. The trouble is most of them are very limited and have just the tacky crew neck shirt kind of thing. I don't want to do cafe press or zazzle style printing. So, What's a good company to go with? any suggestions? For example take a look at JacVanek.com Not crazy about her designs but her shirts are what I'm looking to print on. That urban outfitters style! Thanks!
posted by anonymous
on Mar 15, 2012 -
How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack
on Feb 27, 2012 -
I am looking for a high-res logo or a high-res scan of the Block Parent graphic of the adult holding the child's hand. If the "Block Parent" text is included then all the better.
posted by heybudday
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Business practicality filter: As a freelance designer, one man shop, what would I have to consider regarding taking on an assistant? Help my underdeveloped left brain... [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Feb 16, 2012 -
Any recommendations for information designers or visualizers to do trainings for the large research company for which I work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I'm looking for a recommendation for a graphic novel for a 30 year old lesbian journalist. I want something funny, sharp, dark, etc. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on Dec 14, 2011 -
An old friend recently came to me with a job offer. It's to design a few dozen graphics illustrating business concepts that will be put on flashcards. I have no formal graphic design experience -- I've never taken classes or courses -- but I'm talented enough and am fairly well-versed in digital painting. In all respects (money included!) this sounds like a really cool job for me, but I'm worried I won't be able to deliver. Should I take it anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Has anyone gone to a graduate program in graphic design? What was the experience like? And were you able to get a job that would pay off the cost of going into one? [more inside]
posted by mando
on Oct 15, 2011 -
Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Oct 11, 2011 -
I am a first year graphic design student at ASU. I have two years experience as a graphic designer at small sign shops. I am beginning to get a lot of offers to work on projects (album artwork, logos, brochures, etc) from friends and friend of friends. I am struggling with figuring out what to charge per hour. [more inside]
posted by stlboi
on Sep 28, 2011 -
How do I find an artist or Graphic Designer to do some pieces for a boardgame I am designing for cheap or free. Or am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque
on Sep 3, 2011 -
Software solution for designers to create layout templates, and then give to non-technical people to populate with text and images. [more inside]
posted by oxide
on Sep 2, 2011 -