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bio website HelloChameleon.com
location Pacific Northwest
age 36
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seen Aug 23 at 6:08

Branding and UX designer. Obsessive typophile. Color theory junkie. I spend my days mediating the treaty between logic and creativity.


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comment How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?
Your question says you are trying to make it transparent. Your comment says your trying to remove transparency. I'm confused. Where are you getting that message? Sounds like a service that doesn't support transparency.
Jan
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answered How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?
Jan
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comment Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?
Just to clarify, I'm not talking about people looking for employment, I'm talking about freelancers. In a freelance context, even when contracting with agencies, I have never been asked for a diploma or even my resume. And none of my associates have either, to best of my knowledge. When they see your work, they'll know all they need to know.
Jan
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comment Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?
A great place? Meh. And if you plan to work on contract, no one really cares about degrees, just your work. Degrees are for corporate jobs.
Jan
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comment Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?
Don't misunderstand me: schools are fine, I just happen to think they're a little overrated at this point in history. Most people I know have learned more being in the market than they ever got out of education. Myself included. I wouldn't trade my education, I just don't think it's a prerequisite for success.
Jan
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answered Can I round the corners of a shape that has curves in Illustrator?
Jan
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answered Designing interesting looking websites in greyscale, minimal tones
Jan
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revised How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Further info.
Jan
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revised How would I know how good of a designer I am?
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reviewed Leave Open How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Jan
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comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
But filtering, interpreting, and maybe deviating completely from what the client asks for is something that comes with time. Early on you're likely to work with lower end clients. You're going to give them a good deal for what is essentially portfolio/experience building. It's going to be very hard to coerce the client to trust your instinct when you don't have any proof of concept.
Jan
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answered How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Jan
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answered How to combine two paths in Illustrator
Jan
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revised How to combine two paths in Illustrator
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Jan
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answered Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?
Jan
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revised How do I make a landscape cover in ibooks Author?
On second thought, that quote was just confusing in light of the first.
Jan
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reviewed Looks OK Is there an icon set for displaying “All”, “Some”, and “None” states?
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed Principles of Typography for different languages
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reviewed Reviewed is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?
Jan
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answered How do I make a landscape cover in ibooks Author?