My Adobe InDesign experience

As an avid graphic designer I have mastered Adobe Illustrator, conquered Adobe Photoshop and practising my skills on Adobe After Effects. However, I have only ever been faced with Adobe InDesign a handful of times… In order to succeed in the graphic design industry it is imperative to adapt, challenging yourself and learning new software to increase usability and skills.

I was faced with the test of giving InDesign a thorough use when creating my CV, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised!

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Business Card: Research

Here I will be exploring the many ways you can approach creating a business card, with many possibilities, its all about selling yourself in a quick moment. A business card is used to tell people what you’re about and offer the consumer your contact details for later communication. For graphic designers this is a perfect way to show people your style of work and sell your service in a small 5x8cm piece of card. I want my business card to stand out and be an extension of my profile, so I looked into the best way of achieving this. Continue reading

Business Card: Process

The business card is a useful tool in introducing yourself and leaving a lasting impression on someone. The difference between having your card thrown straight into the bin or kept in the drawer, is design. As a graphic designer, design is the foremost important aspect of developing a business card, it can be utilised as a demonstration of your style and talent. This post goes through the process of how I made mine…

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CV: Research

This post will look at how graphic designers can approach creating a CV when applying for a creative job role. Unlike any other industry an employer for graphic design is looking for a stand out CV not just academically but visually too. There are many ways to design the CV, but what do employers want to see on it that really counts? It is important to get this right as it could be the deciding factor whether or not you get the job. Continue reading

CV: Process

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a very important document that should sell you to potential employers, they will look at this and decide whether they want to proceed in interviewing you, therefore, could be the make-or-break between getting the job or not. When applying for a graphic design role a CV should be more of an example of your work rather than academically presented, it can be seen as a way to show the agency  your style and a reason to hire you. With this creative freedom it is import to grab their attention quickly, as rival CV’s will also be out the catch their eye. Read more to see the idea behind my CV and how I achieved it… Continue reading