Any Print Ad designers here?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Hole Shot, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Hole Shot Better Than Smurfberries

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place but it seems as the best place to post this. I see a lot of talent congregating here so I have to assume there a few people that make their money using it.

    Wouldn't consider myself a professional graphic artists. I just happened to know the basics of using photoshop and illustrator when I started my job over a year ago and landed the responsibility of design all the print pieces. My work isn't anything special but I'd say it has improved drastically since I began.

    I'm starting this thread in hopes of meeting and networking with other people that design ads for a living and exchange ideas and get some pointers.
     
  2. twylight One And Only

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    Hmm...I'm basically in the same boat you were in. I was pushed into Publication design on accident. However I work with only publisher and PS.

    Nothing special.
     
  3. HellHare Registered

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    I have done a few local publications on a free-lance basis. I am hoping to get a steady gig. Anyone in FL O-town area got a job opening? Help a broth'a out!
     
  4. Mrh7448 I am not a Side Kick

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    I've done some freelance design/illustration but I have a full time gig as a prepress supervisor. Setting up files for press. I've worked with pretty much every type of print output there is from digital inkjet to screen printing.

    One thing I would definitely recommend is to learn how to create print ready designs. Nothing worse to a prepress operator than getting really messy art.
     
  5. Hole Shot Better Than Smurfberries

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    I'll show you mine if you show me yours?
     
  6. twylight One And Only

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    I'm sure you've seen a female before...o_O

    :p

    Sure I don't mind, it might take a while though, we're recovering from having a huge server crash which took some of my main projects. I admit yours is probably better than mine anyway.

    I'll see if I can upload onto my google documents and PM you the link.
    (most likely on Tuesday)

    Also, a note about my job, I 'grew' into it and it's evolved but has never really had any support for the job description or hardware/programs specifically. I'm working off an old slow HP o_O Half the time I bring my Macbook into work to use for stuff.
    And I'm starting to just set pages up in PS to save in PDF and print.

    I have no training and no way to know if I'm doing *anything* right. o_O

    Ah, I have a question for you then. I work for a Church and we do all of our own printing/copying for mail outs, flyers, bulletins etc. Which doesn't really seem like much but...when you factor in all the various ministries and events we have our fair share of rushes.

    Anyway, I don't know if you can help me with this, but is there any printer that can handle card stock comfortably? Our Laser printer can't handle card stock and our Ink jets just hardly.
     
  7. KAD Registered

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    I do print web and programming
     
  8. Hole Shot Better Than Smurfberries

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    Here's a mobile billboard I just designed last week and started circulating on Friday

    [​IMG]
     
  9. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    i've an hnd in graphic design haven't done any client work really. though thats cause i've focused on my photography for the past 2 years
     

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