Anyhow, just had an interview that I didn't
realize was an interview until the conversation
ended. Uh.. I knew because at the end, he asked
me how much am I looking for (salary)
It's a good job, albeit might be a complete detour
from what I'm currently studying. I mean, I still
like designing, and I was told I could start from
scratch with a 3 month trial period.
Will be learning back from design basics and
once that gets better, then maybe I'll learn some
extra html coding. Whatever comes after that,
I'm gonna have to keep myself updated haha.
Life is such a wonder sometimes.
Oh, and if you're gonna try starting out a booklet,
plan out the whole process first. It's gonna save you
a lot of time.
What I meant by planning would be
- give yourself a month headstart.
- to create a dummy page (fold any paper
into half until you've met your desired
amount of pages. To make things easier
for you, always take total and divide by 4.
Because one page spread can hold 4 pages,
so if you have 60 pages, it 15 papers, etc.)
- know what you're designing for, what purpose,
who's your reach and your budget per book/
entire print cost. If you donno the important
stuff, you'd have to keep going back to all
your pages, and it eats up a lot of your time.
- Create your grid templates first. Makes sure
they are not so complex to confuse you when
you use them.
- Set all your files under one master, if possible.
Your alignments will be more accurate, and
the need to resave will be a lot less. Saving takes
up at least 1 minutes for files above 40mb in AI/
inDesign. So if you've got 60 pages, well you know
the math. My com wasn't good enough to handle
4.5gb file alone. So it had to be separated.
- Know your printer. Not everyone can print your
4.5gb file. If you knew it took a lot of your time
to finish your work/make minor* changes, it's the
same case for them when they open each file. You'd
normally have to change them to smaller sizes. If the
printer say can print large files, good, if cannot, then,
resize. That's why, know your printer.
- If you've confirmed with your main directors/preferences
with the design and layout, don't let people change your
mind after that. Your directors first. People later. This
only serves to extend the deadline, and takes up a lot of
your time. You can't please everyone, but at least please
Yeah, that's all the stupid stuff.
Also got a BUFALLO HDD today lolz.
Good stuff. Transferred 91gb in 1 hour.