I created a small device for myself that has a scale I painted on it over time. I want to create a small sticker on it that makes it look better. Nothing fancy. Now I noticed that this is actually not easy graphics-design-wise, to make it look "from one source". Given that it's a hobbyist project and this is the only version, I am wondering where I get this designed for free.

Here is a picture of the current situation:

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    The same place where you get food for free. – Wolff Sep 22 '18 at 14:48
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a request for free work – Vincent Sep 22 '18 at 14:58
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    I have attempted to alter the nature of the "request." – Stan Sep 22 '18 at 16:36
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because free work req – Lucian Sep 22 '18 at 19:23
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    @Stan, I didn't want Brutus to loose faith in humanity. I should have turned down the sarcasm in my first comment and I apologize for that. I just went through a day with customers trying to make me work for free and was feeling sad that people are willing to pay for all sorts of physical products for their hobby, but not the work I'm able to do. But we must try to keep GDSE free from requests for free work, because it will ruin the site in the long run. Every request should be a request for unpaid education - not unpaid execution. – Wolff Sep 28 '18 at 16:53

There are two parts to this "question."

You ask for a design to be done; but, the design is already done and, from what you say, it is functional.

That brings us to the "doing" of the design. Let's call that the "build" part of the "design-build" process.

  • Wash your hands and find a well-lit, clean, clutter-free workspace.
  • Remove your prototype and place it on a sheet of clean paper. Use some masking tape to hold it in place temporarily.
  • Use a pin-hole to locate the centre of your intended opening. Be as accurate as you can.
  • Put a pin-hole on each of the radiating index lines of your prototype. Be as accurate as you can.
  • Lightly, draw a faint, rough circle with a pencil where the opening appears
  • Remove the prototype from the paper "template" base.
  • With a pen draw lines from the centre pin-hole outward to the pin-holes for each of the index lines. (3, 4, 5, 6, etc. to 30)
  • Fold the paper in half through the centre pin hole and cut a hole with a pair of scissors to make a clean hole in the centre of your template.
  • Flatten the template and glue some cut numbers in their proper position for each index mark around the aperture.

At this point, the template is finished and can be cut to the proper size and positioned on your device. If you want something even cleaner, photocopy the template onto self-adhesive or regular paper stock. Cut the aperture and then the template.

  • Done

Good luck.


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