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Jan
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comment Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
Awesome! Perfect! p.s. I have to ask - what does your HULK SMASH!! action do? :-D
Jan
29
accepted Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
Jan
29
comment Maximum resolution of 3D printers
I know a few graphic designers who've worked with 3D printers. It's not mainstream yet, but I wouldn't close a question just because it's about an area on the up. That said, since it's still a fringe area overspilling from product design etc, it's unlikely many people here will have had the chance to do much 3D printing related work. You might get better results elsewhere: a specialist forum, or maybe the techies at superuser.com ?
Jan
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asked Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
Jan
28
comment How to create beautiful (block) diagrams
For the "tips on how to make it beautiful" side of the question, you might find Examples of well designed software architecture diagrams useful - this isn't software architecture but the type of diagram is similar.
Jan
28
comment Does a graphic designer run the risk of losing clients if he/she publishes instructional books and tutorials for non-designers?
Why are you worried you'd lose business? Are you worried that your readers will become better at your job than you and compete with you or not need you? For that to be possible, you'd need to be either a) a truly amazing author, in which case your books would be so successful I wouldn't worry about it, or b) a pretty poor designer, if someone could come as far as you have in your career after reading some tutorials! I wouldn't worry about it - there's much much more to the trade than just "how to"
Jan
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answered What icons can be used to represent variable data types?
Jan
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revised Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
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revised Best fonts for improving reading experience
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Jan
22
comment Best symbol for store location?
If you definitely want a store icon, however, you can see some ideas for store icons at the noun project
Jan
22
comment What is the proper sizing/image/resolution or whatever for shooting artwork for submission?
If it's a pixel image, the resolution isn't as important as the actual number of pixels you have. A large, low res image file is basically a small high res image, just described differently. A 3,000 pixel image that thinks it is 42 inches of 72 pixels per inch is essentially the same thing as a 3,000 pixel image that thinks it is 10 inches of 300 pixels per inch.
Jan
22
comment Wobble a simple sketch to animate it
Assuming the original sketch is a vector sketch and so has anchor points.
Jan
22
comment Kerning Feedback
"It can often be helpful to view the type upside down" - probably the best kerning tip I've ever seen, +1!
Jan
22
comment Best symbol for store location?
If it's a "Find my store" map, then the stores should be the only things on the map that stand out (with more muted navigation aids like street names). If it's the only thing on the map that stands out, and users are already expecting the map to show store location, it really doesn't matter what the pins look like: so the simpler and cleaner they are, the better.
Jan
21
comment Is providing only minimal contact details bad for freelance designers?
I think the simple answer to the question of where's the right balance between nice minimalism and functionality is that old Einstein (?) quote: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler"
Jan
20
revised How or why do your eyes move away from a focal point to other elements?
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Jan
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comment Is providing only minimal contact details bad for freelance designers?
Personally, I don't trust website contact forms, and I think I'm not alone. I expect them to not work. When it's the only available mode of contacting someone, I'll (in order) 1) put these people to the back of the list, expecting them to be out of business or not serious, 2) use google trickery to see if they have an email address or phone number listed anywhere e.g. on directory or social network sites, 3) ask myself if I really want to contact these people, 4) write a very short message in the contact form and forget about them, expecting to never hear from them.
Jan
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revised How or why do your eyes move away from a focal point to other elements?
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Jan
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answered How or why do your eyes move away from a focal point to other elements?