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I Am a Graphic Designer

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    I am currently working on something

    so silly. A handout coloring book for young children for The Coit Tower. It's for print, so the color might be off. Which one do you like best?
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I Just Got a Job At a Major Ad Agency

    i never thought i would get a call back when i sent that resume in, and now my name is on a desk in their downtown building. next comes the doubting stage where i wonder if i can hack it.   or if i'll just hack out. haha. wish me luck!!
    FallGirl FallGirl 21-25, F 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Qr Codes

    We’ve just produced a teaser for local band Circle’s new album, which features a QR code. It was designed specifically to literally puzzle, intrigue and to get folks thinking as to the meaning behind this mysterious code. But wait.. this is no ordinary barcode, the idea of...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Help a Student Out

     Ok I'm kind of what some people would call a "free spirit", I actually prefer the term ferrel but what ever that's not really the point of this.  Any ways I got assigned to do a time line project on the international typeface style and it has to capture the...
    bizzarlyfabulous bizzarlyfabulous 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    A Swirly Existence

    We are about to go all geometrical on you. In a good way. Can you think of an existence where lines have never been invented? We just cast our peepers around the studio and it is safe to say lines of all shapes and angular directions make up around 99.9% of our surroundings...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F Dec 5, 2012

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    I Need A Graphic Designer To Work Online For Me And I'll Pay Good Amount.

    If you know anything from the list below then post a comment. Cartoons & Caricatures Logo Design Illustration Ebook Covers & Packages Web Design & UI Photography & Photoshopping Presentation Design Flyers & Brochures Business Cards Banners & Headers Architecture Landing Pages
    salim7696 salim7696 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    I love the world of animation.

    I design mostly for video games, which has always been my dream.
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jun 6

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    I've been to a number of comic cons

    and various cosplay type things as one of the crowd, but never as part of the band (figuratively speaking). In a week I'm flying to my friend's place in Illinois to attend the 2014 Anime Central show. My friend is not famous, she is a simple inker like I am but some of the stuff...
    EmmaVonStauf EmmaVonStauf 26-30, F May 4

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    I just applied for a position at Sony

    PlayStation. BTW, they are hiring Graphic Designers right now. Wish me luck.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Is This a Good Idea?

    I love graphic design so much! I think its the freedom to do anything, creat anything, invent anything! its just wonderful!!!! And of course when you have the passion you can move mountains. Ive just recieved my diploma for GD and will heading out to work very soon! Then i will...
    VectorQueen VectorQueen 19-21, F 9 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    My History In The Graphics World

    If you live long enough you will live through some history of your own. I am a graphic artist who entered the market in 1972. It was a unique time in graphic history. The change over from hot metal type and the heavier use of offset lithography was changing the printing industry...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    I finally finished redesigning my website!

    and My resume! Break time!
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Recent Graduate

    Hello fellow graphic designers!! I graduated with my BFA in Graphic Design back in May and have been unsuccessful in finding a job, out of all my graduating class only one person has a job so far in our field and that was because of a family connection. I have a strong portfolio...
    puchy8504 puchy8504 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    So I'm Not Technically a Graphic Designer...yet!

    I'm actually currently working on my degree in graphic design through the Art Institute.  It's something I got interested in when I started playing with programs like PhotoDeluxe and Photoshop Elements. 
    moonfiremare moonfiremare 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    Just Starting Off

    I'm not actually a full fledged designer yet; I'm still learning the ins and outs of the business. I am currently pursuing my BS in Graphic Design; I hope to graduate in the fall of 2013. I sort of feel like a fish out of water. My previous degree is a BA in English. I went...
    Taliesin27 Taliesin27 26-30 Nov 23, 2012

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    I am so happy to have work again.

    I just invoiced my newest client. The client is kind of a big deal for me. After not working in the industry for so long this was such a big break. This job was for a logo and it's going to carry into t-shirt designs(separate project). I didn't undersell myself. I am getting...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I'm in a graphic design class,

    It's pretty amazing and i've made a lot of awesome friends
    dorkyalien dorkyalien 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I Cant Draw But Give A Computer

    I been doing graphic design for about 5 years now excluding my 3 years university course and the strangest thing is i was never artisitic when younger, in fact i tried to take art in high school and got kicked out of the class by the teacher because i couldnt draw that well. Then...
    Stevocam300 Stevocam300 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    Things Are Getting Festive

    Good grief - the festive season is well and truly in motion. Simple tasks like strolling at a leisurely pace through shopping centres or casually scoring a parking spot becomes a fight till-the-death sort of scenario that makes us feel ill. It’s that time of year where the...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F Dec 10, 2012

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    After the School....

    the economic is so bad right now, i cant believe i still sit at home, actively looking for work after 2 years out of CCA.... i would love to know how everyone got the dream job here.... i believe in my work.... http://www.in-ni.com sigh~
    boxyfish boxyfish 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    With a back that hurts like a *****

    after all that work in front of the computer. Anyone else?
    flowerXx flowerXx 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    The Dirty Truth Of Being A Freelance Graphic Designer

    Hey there! Thanks for stopping in! I'm what many call a freelance graphic designer.  I'm not a hipster. I'm not am abstract or conceptual art lover. I don't drink PBR (yuck) and I don't get off on down-talking other people about my profession, using terms they will never use...
    we446 we446 36-40, F 9 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I Need A Job

    i am a graphic designer. but i have no job.i want to earn money at home.
    esratjahaneti esratjahaneti 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    I Guess I Am....

    A lot of people in this group went to school or had some training in this trade, which is absolutely awesome. I call myself a "self-taught freelance graphic designer." I use whatever programs out there that I can get my hands on, teach myself some things and make business cards...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    I Want to Know About This Career

    i'm thinking of going to school for it but i'm wondering about stuff like how stressful the job is, is it easy to get a job in this field of work, and basically just your brief opinion on it. i read in wikibooks that a majority of people decide to switch careers just a couple of...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 19-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I think I am done. Something is missing,

    though.What do you think?
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Breathe It

    I have always loved art. Love photography, loved to paint, scribble, mold and design. At first i wanted to design buildings. I thought how cool. I love architectural stuffs, but then i decided against that because it thought it was kinda boring. Which it was to me. Then i thought...
    surprisebaby surprisebaby 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    I Found Myself In Art

    It began in 1999 and progressively got better from there. I never got professional training. I taught myself how to draw when I was nine years old and also started writing deep, inspirational things by then too. I fell in love with computer art when I heard of graphics design...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Introducing My Gallery

    I'm holding a DeviantArt gallery.You can visit it here: http://phen0m77.deviantart.com/gallery/Most of my work is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC-BY or CC-BY-NC, so if you want to modify/build upon any of my work, go ahead!As I'm doing this on the side of my studies...
    SySyS SySyS 22-25, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Sensory Overload

    The holiday season is well underway and summer has finally decided to reveal itself* after playing an extremely long, drawn out game of hide and seek that definitely got old fast (why must you continue to play these games?) Now is the point in time where it is natural for us as...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    I Do Not Enhance People's Figures Though

    I have been designing graphics since 1999. I do all sorts of graphics. I do not do graphics that change people's figures and shapes like gaining weight, losing weight, giving someone a shapely figure different from the shapely figure they have. If I do change someone's physical...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 18, 2013

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    Old Graphic Designer

    Yep, I have been in the graphics / printing field for 41 years. For many of you that means I could be your granddad. I worked 37 of those years in the screen printing industry mostly doing t-shirts. I produced full turnkey jobs. Concept/design/production. When I started, we...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Want to Do Me a Favor

    Any graphic designers hanging around on Ep interested in doing me a huge favor? No? Well..maybe a little one then?? Just formed a brand new LLC for my brand new Independent Insurance Agency after having the rug ripped out from under me by the company I wrote for as a captive...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    I Have Degree in Fine Arts And Now What...advice?

    I have my degree, BFA in Graphic Design , now what do I do with it? I work at the college where I received it, but they barely ask for any design work. I feel like I'm losing my skill but not using it! I want to freelance...but how to get started? I'm lost here and any advice is...
    kaye30kaye kaye30kaye 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    A logo I made for a Sterling Silver jewelry

    brand just got printed on some packaging. It came out okay!
    elliotekun elliotekun 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    They Say Network, Network, Network...

    i just got my degree in graphic design in may and i've been told i have an excellent portfolio.  there just aren't enough jobs where i live for entry level designers...unless you want to work at an unpaid internship. so they say, you're not networking enough... i hate that...
    CreativeChaos CreativeChaos 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    Need A Job

    I'm a graphic designer, pretty much. I have a BFA in Graphic Design, but it's from 22 years ago. I'm currently taking courses to get a Web Design Certification just to learn the computer programs. When I was in college the baby Mac had just come out. I learned a little Pagemaker...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2012

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    The technical design is something I really enjoy. The graphical design is really not for me, and with the coding itself I have a love-hate relationship. I have the skills to...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I want to be A famous fashion designer . Help . I want your advices guys . Like where should i begin
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Im thinking of designing a collection by combining real leather with bronze metal
    Jtravelgirl93 Jtravelgirl93 18-21, F Dec 11

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