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


Apr
3
comment Should I ask for client's budget before the initial first meeting?
On the other hand, if you can get in as an approved vendor with a govt agency you might just find a cash cow :) Then you've got to suck it up and RFP your brains out.
Apr
3
comment Should I ask for client's budget before the initial first meeting?
I've coached more than a few start ups and small businesses through the rationale for finding a long-term partner over asking vendors to bid. It doesn't always take but when it does, you've found a great client.
Apr
3
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
There are Mac fanboys and Mac haters. Then there are the rest of us who can see straight @foamcow ;)
Apr
3
answered Should I ask for client's budget before the initial first meeting?
Apr
3
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
Depending on the model, market, and upgrades 300-600 USD. My current one is the last matte 17" so it's holding better than normal.
Apr
2
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
For the record, I've opened up every Mac laptop (and tower) I've owned to upgrade one piece or another. Usually around the 3 to 4 year point when upgrades become worthwhile. If you're moderately competent with small tools, it's no less viable than opening a big brick-size PC laptop.
Apr
2
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
My Macs usually last me about 5 years with a few upgrades to memory and possibly a faster HDD along the way.
Apr
2
answered Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
Apr
2
comment Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed
Are you looking for a font that will be used for text/headlines, or just the 's' for a logo or piece of art?
Apr
2
revised Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed
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Apr
1
answered Billing software for freelancers
Apr
1
comment Name of web layout made up of full-width sections
A single page site / one page site is not a graphic style but a site with no additional pages. The poster is asking about the style itself. But, to your point, one page sites make frequent use of this style.
Apr
1
answered From Freehand to Illustrator CS6
Apr
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Color management from monitor to print
Apr
1
answered Apply MasterPage to even pages in QuarkXpress
Apr
1
comment Which graphic design application should I learn after Photoshop and Illustrator?
I'll try to pitch in :)
Apr
1
answered Name of web layout made up of full-width sections
Apr
1
comment Grid-based design in Illustrator — need help setting up a grid!
That system is perfect for basic needs. The trouble I run into is that it's not flexible. Think about something like Villard's diagram. Shapes allow you to create all sorts of wonderful, proportion-based systems.
Apr
1
revised Similar font to Lithos Pro
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Apr
1
comment Grid-based design in Illustrator — need help setting up a grid!
I would definitely scarf a Scriptographer Supper ;) It is a fantastic tool. I didn't use it every day but when I did there was nothing that could replace it. I still keep a copy of CS5.5 (and CS3) around when I need those tools.