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bio website cristolgdm.carbonmade.com
location Boston, MA
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Sep 11 at 15:40

I like big books and I cannot lie.


Mar
21
comment How can I easily assembly a sprite sheet?
Wow, didn't even know you could use javascript in photoshop, a whole new world of possibilities. Thanks, that's exactly what I needed
Feb
13
comment Indesign adding white strokes to stroked text when exporting to PDF
Well, you can't add a fill on your text, unfortunately. Or rather, the base color is already considered the fill, so you are stuck with base color + stroke.
Feb
13
comment Indesign adding white strokes to stroked text when exporting to PDF
yes, I ended up finding another almost similar bold font, and making a character style making it look more like my initial one. I read online that using strokes was the best way to get a bold text, I guess I will learn for next time. So there is no way to have InDesign save a "what you see" version? Like a really flattened image, without strokes or other things?
Feb
11
comment Is a graphical/original resume a good idea for a designer?
Yep, having several good answers is always problematic when you have to choose only one :)
Feb
7
comment Designing and prototyping for iPad
It's just a design prototype, so no interactivity yet, but the relation thumbnail was helpful, thanks :)
Feb
3
comment Find a font by tag
Yes, I was referring more to the feeling "subdued, elegant, and corporate" rather than "not italic", else... I would just have looked for "not italic" ;)
Jan
27
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Just thought you might want to add it to your answer, for future people looking for it: I found one other option: art contests. There are plenty going around, they allow any style, and they have the advantage of giving a theme, a motivation, a deadline, and comparison with peers. Most are not useful for building a portfolio, but really good to train your skills.
Jan
15
comment Designing in Black & White
Thanks, I will do that; it seems one of the solutions is to add original shapes/figures, where-as I am more used to "minimalist" design (lines/boxes)
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks alot for the advice and encouraging; I'm trying not to think about it as a new career, more as a complement to my normal work, but this make it sound tempting :)
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
@DA01 well at home, it is called "government" :) But thanks for the advice, I will be careful then.
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
made it a bit clearer, while still keeping it focused
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Not that uncommon actually, and it can be a lot more expensive (random example: surgeons). The site is offering what I'm looking for (various scales of projects, with adapted prices), I'll look into it, thanks :)
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks, your answer and the others made me realize that real projects were more important than small free work, I will focus on that.
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks! I have enough ideas by myself, but am not demanding enough with myself. As with sports, foreign languages or maths, it is easier to learn if someone else is setting higher expectations. But yes, as you said, doing small sites banners could be detrimental, so I will look at things like "Volunteer your services to open source projects, non-profits, and public organizations (schools, libraries, or government agencies)", which seems to correspond the most to what I'm looking for. Thanks again!
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
@utopicam Yes, I struggled with it, would you have suggestions?