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Sep
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comment how to make a complex tartan pattern in AI6
So the basic principle will be: do what they say on How can I make a Tartan Design in Adobe Illustrator to create the diagonal textures, then make long horizontal and vertical rectangles with those textures and blend modes and overlay them over each other.
Sep
24
answered How can some designers produce dozens of web templates a day?
Sep
23
comment Motivations for a designer to get involved in an open source project
Are you a designer? Yes, Are you involved in an open source project? Sort of, I work on Drupal quite a lot and I support open source. But I almost never provide designs for open source projects: I'd like to, but it's just too much hassle for the reasons described above. Despite being 80% designer and 20% coder I've provided like 800% more code bug fixes to open sources projects than I have images or designs.
Sep
23
revised How can some designers produce dozens of web templates a day?
Jumping through hoops...
Sep
23
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Sep
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answered Motivations for a designer to get involved in an open source project
Sep
17
comment Flat Rate vs. Hourly: Fast work = lower pay?
@Scott too high or too low? (don't know much about US prices)
Sep
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Sep
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Sep
4
answered What is the best way to roll out new branding?
Aug
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awarded  Electorate
Aug
31
comment How should a designer handle the request to repurpose a design?
I think it hinges how much of the piece is function, and how much it's form/branding. Resurrecting something functional like an interactive map seems reasonable to me - there's no reason why a thing that works should die with the company that used it. If they're asking you to help them take something that is wholly part of a dead company's brand style, like a logo or advert, it seems a bit much like grave robbery. If it's something in the middle like a brochure or web layout, I'd say the task is separating function from form - old function, new form
Aug
31
comment How can I prepare for a career in character design?
I don't know if there's a US equivalent, but in the UK, art schools do 1-year "foundation" courses to do before starting college that are about trying lots of disciplines to find your ideal speciality, and learning the basics that are common to all disciplines like creative thinking, developing ideas, giving and receiving criticism etc. Quite a lot of people from overseas do them as international students (this is probably quite expensive though)
Aug
29
comment How can two versions of the same product be sold under different licenses? (standard royalty-free and “editorial use only”)
The edit changes the question quite a bit... but it's more or less how I explained in the answer, the license is just a contract between you and a company. You and they can propose whatever contract you want. When people say something is "licensed as X", they mean "the default (or, only) type of license the owner offers people is X". As for the side question about Boeing... depends on whether they licensed the trademark from Boeing. I could offer you a license to build a skate park on Saturn, but if I don't own rights to build on Saturn, it's just paper.
Aug
29
answered Do any resources exist for designers to help improve their communication skills to clients
Aug
28
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Aug
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answered How can two versions of the same product be sold under different licenses? (standard royalty-free and “editorial use only”)
Aug
27
comment Illustrator stroke color appears lighter than same fill color
There's no common reason why this should happen... people might be able to help if you post a screenshot of the appearance window with each shape selected.
Aug
27
comment What are some techniques in designing around a colorful logo?
Some of the suggestions on How do I work with a logo that has what seems like too many colors? might help (though this sounds like a different question as it sounds like it isn't a bad logo, just a colourful one)