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This sounds exactly like the person you don't want to work with. A concept within 24 hours, unlimited revisions and payment at the end before receiving the final files. Red flag already. That's an incredibly small window, a promise of unlimited revisions for the final product is plain stupid, and no payment upfront are all signs that point to the person ...


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I am going to hate every word of this as I type it, but type it I must. Statement - I do not sub-contract my own work! Subcontracting exists in all areas of business I think it's more complicated than a simply knee-jerk reaction. The fact is all this guy has done is subcontract the work. Subcontracting is not new, not nefarious, and not necessarily ...


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Taking an honest look at things.... Implying there's some sense of "wrongdoing" would be inappropriate in most instances. Although I can see how the perceived lack of transparency might cause some piqued eyebrows. Suppose you hire him and he has a "design assistant" and it's his assistant that does the actual work. Would that be a problem? It's the exact ...


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I agree in the main with Lucian's approach, but will add this thought: I will often provide three (3) early directions in sketching, and have the client make a definitive choice - they sign off on the early sketch they wish to develop. At that point, Lucian's pricing applies as well - if they want parallel development of two differing approaches, they pay ...


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Can you teach consistency? Yes. That's what the internship is for. Design is not something that requires talent to perform well; with enough practice your intern can become a great designer. Keep pointing his mistakes so he knows where it's wrong, but also give him some training exercises (there are a few color matching games and other skills, you can also ...


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The example logo is made of simple geometric shapes - a circle, equilateral triangles, and rectangles. Draw something like this: Here I have a circle, two equilateral triangles and a line - all have a thick stroke. Convert the strokes to paths by doing Object > Expand Draw an additional rectangle along the top of the shapes Hold down Alt/Option and click ...


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You can put a Conditional step in an action: use the Insert Conditional... command in the Actions flyout menu: So first create an action to rotate and save a document. Then create an action with a condition. There's a rule If Current Document Is Landscape so Then Play Action will remain None and Else Play Action will be your rotate & save action.


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Paul Rand is fairly famous for his philosophy regarding multiple designs... I'm paraphrasing, "There's only ever one solution to a design problem." To this end, multiple iterations or ideas don't work. An experienced designer is going to pick a proper typeface, correct colors, etc. to suit a target audience. Those will all go into what the designer ...


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Easier solution: Use Bridge, which has a filter for orientation. Drop the images into a folder, click the 'portrait' filter, which selects every portrait image in your folder, then the rotate tool at the top. Done.


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When in doubt, ask for references or provide references (actual photos of existing 'mascot' logos, think Michelin, Jaguar, WWF, etc), to help yourself and the client identify the type of work needed, then figure out if that's something you can actually do. This is the typical case of a vague briefing that only reveals itself in full after the terms (...


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I use Affinity Designer as a replacement for Fireworks. I also use Graphic by Picta which is pretty good too, but vector only.


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Precise isometric view Select Container Frame Copy height to clipboard Set Rotation Angle to -30 Set Shear X Angle to 30 Select Content Frame Paste in the height from before Fit frame to content Eyeballed axonometric view Select the Content Frame Rotate it to your liking Select the Container Frame Scale the height to your liking


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These must be anchor points, or you wouldn't see them. You can change the colour of selection lines and dots in the Layers palette: Open the Layers palette: Window > Layers or f7; Select your current layer, most probably 'Layer 1' in the palette—if it isn't already; Click the 'Palette options' button on the top right of the palette: an icon that ...


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You can make the offer as per number of proposals, and let the client decide which option to go for: 1 proposal + 1 revision = X$ 2 proposals + 2 revisions = XX$ 3 proposals + 3 revisions = XXX$ There is no formula for the pricing, it depends on your location, your experience level, the size of the client, the deadline, any third-party material needed (...


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Use the Page Tool. With this you can drag the pages around with the mouse or you can select a page and edit the coordinates in the Control panel.


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Keep using FW CS5 if it works for you. I can only assume you are seeking a replacement because Apple's latest OSs will not run CS5 applications. No one EVER states you need the "latest and greatest" if what you have works. Apple's newer OS's aren't great or worthy of upgrades in my opinion. Again, just my opinion, but I see nothing after OS 10.10 that ...


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To me this sounds like a validation and information issue, not a design one. While the font size and style issues should be visually apparent, even if they're not, the intern should have the tools to verify the styles. If the intern is able to be this inconsistent, it shows that there is a lacking proper use of CSS, as proper CSS usage revolves around usage ...


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I think the main problem is in the fact that the person is not honest about the fact that he delegating the work. If there's no trust anymore I would suggest to bail ;) With our company we work with a trusted pool of freelancers for apps and websites, but we are always clear about it. Also, the designers are in direct contact with the clients and get fair ...


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The field has gotten very competitive with the over-exposure of 10 steps to successful freelancing, how i quit my job, work from home, be your own boss stories in the media in recent years. The freelance bubble has inflated from a couple of nerds, to pretty much everybody wants a piece of this bubble now, then to this extreme situation of having contests for ...


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Everybody with normal eyesight can see, but most people (including your intern) never learn how to look. If you want somebody to see inconsistencies, you have to teach them to look for them. You can also get the point across by (gently) challenging the intern to justify his/her decisions, along the lines of "why did you choose to make these two entities ...


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For parallel projection only, no other perspectives: Apply Object > Transform > Shear. Then Scale and rotate with the normal selection tool for good apparent proportions. You can also find good numerical values for shearing, scale and rotate. InDesign remembers numerical values for repeated work. An example of the result: Here the shearing is horizontal ...


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Bridge CS6 does read this info and includes a filter for image orientation. Do a right click in the 'Filters' panel to see that menu.


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I was able to create the following image using Billy Kerr's brilliant advice:


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For anyone stumbling upon this today looking for options, AdobeXD or Sketch are far superior to Photoshop mockups as they can be made client-side and interactable. XD can be ported to a phone through the XD app, but fonts need to be installed on the phone to display correctly. Adobe Comp is a mobile app that you can create mockups in on a phone (no pc ...


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Personally, I would not be upset at this situation. For one thing, when you contract with someone to do a job you normally have no say in how they do the work. This is a different situation from hiring someone as your employee. Of course if they promised to do the work personally or explained the qualifications of the person who was supposedly going to do ...


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I think post-processing InDesign layouts is generally backwards for good reasons. It may seem like using Photoshop to "grunge up" InDesign text is a good idea.... However, if there's so much text that InDesign is warranted, then there's too much text to be post processing InDesign files - you'll be creating a rabbit hole of problems for later. And, if there'...


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It is there, it is just dimmed because you have nothing selected on your artboard. It is called "Draw Inside" mode and you can toggle the different drawing modes with the keyboard shortcut Shift+D. If you select something on your artboard for it to "Draw Inside" then it will be available for you. It is true that it helps you not have to ...


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Have been a big fan of UXPin over the years but not using for all projects now and here are the reasons why - ie the downsides of UXPin. Unhelpful pricing / team plans. Unless you buy Enterprise plan (unknown / expensive price) you cannot add team members but limit them to only seeing certain projects. This is ridiculous as a freelancer or small agency is ...


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The good part about graphic design is that you can typically find all sorts of different types of work to fit your needs. I won't bother adding stuff that's already been provided by other answers. One interesting job case that stands out from the lot is working as a news broadcast graphic designer. Depending on the day's events, you could go from twiddling ...


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I've been using git-xd-filter, which you can set up to run when files are staged for a commit (clean) and when files are checked out from a branch (smudge). It takes care of automatically zipping/unzipping the .xd file for you and base64-encodes binary files embedded within. Obviously you won't be able to diff images you've imported into the XD file, but the ...


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