need-a-graphic-designer

anonymous asked:

Hello there! I was wondering, since I'm at an Art college for Film and wondering how everyone would react to you/MC react to them being an art school student

Sorry, we were a little confused with how you worded this request, but we hope this is what you wanted. :)


Zen:

  • When he found out, he was so impressed
  • He wanted to go to acting school at one point but couldn’t bring himself to it, so he admired your dedication
  • He thought you were pretty smart
  • He didn’t know what you studied at first, so when you told him you were in film and actually really bad at drawing, he started with the pick up lines
  • “You may not be an artist, but you sure are a work of art.”
  • He’s featured in a lot of your film projects
  • You teach him some technical things about film, since he wants to advance eventually
  • When you both move up in your careers–and relationship–you both make a dynamic duo
  • You handle a lot of the filming when he’s acting
  • It’s your dream to write and film a movie together one day

Yoosung:

  • He always noticed you were often insecure about holding his hand
  • You came out and told him it’s because you have paint smudges under your nails and it looks horrible
  • It’s at this point he finds out you study painting at art school
  • He’s so excited to see your work and gets all wide eyed when he can observe it
  • But he gets super shy if you ask him to model for you
  • For a birthday gift, you once painted him fan art of his favorite LOLOL character
  • There was one project where your professor said to paint where you hoped to be in five years
  • Yoosung thought you would be painting flying cars and aliens and things
  • But instead, you painted him and you holding hands
  • It was a confession, really, and you were really scared to show him
  • He choked up when he saw it, because he really liked you and was scared to tell you
  • You framed that picture once the project was graded

Jaehee:

  • Jumin was talking about needing a Graphic Designer for some cat project
  • You were still in art school, but you offered your services and he accepted
  • You were glad you could help Jaehee since you knew she was swamped
  • You two worked a lot together on the main themes and designs
  • As she watched you work and continue assignments in school, she truly admired your passion
  • She loved watching you work
  • Creativity just seemed to flow from you, and she was glad when you two were able to bounce ideas off of each other
  • It made her feel more connected to you
  • You bonded and encouraged her to follow her own dreams, no matter how risky
  • She did take your advice and quit the job as an assistant to run her own cafe
  • Once you were done school, she offered you a position for running all designs and promotions
  • You, of course accepted, because you two just seemed to flow better together

Jumin:

  • He gave you a ride one time, but your sketchbook fell out of your bag
  • He found the book, but didn’t know whose it was
  • When he looked inside for a name, he found yours at the bottom of several well-drawn pictures of random people and buildings
  • He returns it to you personally and finds even more beautiful drawings at your house
  • You’re a little shy and explain a lot of them are just projects for art school
  • He asks for the dates for all your exhibitions and art shows
  • He makes a point to attend despite his busy schedule
  • He would drop not so subtle hints that you should draw Elizabeth the 3rd
  • You ask if you could draw him one time
  • He flat out refuses, but then places Elizabeth on the counter with a smile
  • “Jumin…please stop.” 


Seven:

  • During background check, he found your photography portfolio for art school online
  • But he didn’t think much of it for awhile
  • Sometimes he got a little jealous because you’d spend a lot of time looking at V’s pictures for inspiration
  • He would mope over to you and say that he was always available as a model
  • That’s when you take out your camera and show him candid pictures you took of him and the other RFA members
  • He’s so touched and he wants to print them all
  • He helps you in art school however he can, whether it’s adding features to your editing software or learning how to edit photos himself to help you
  • Also made your website look amazing
  • He would dress in costumes if you ever needed themed photo shoots for a project
  • Those were the most fun, even if he did get out of hand one time…like dressing in a pirate’s costume for an ocean shoot

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blingraptorpuppylove  asked:

Jimin, how long are you planning on staying at the bakery? Any plans for the future?

jm: A relative works for a company in need of a graphic designer, so once I graduate… I’ll be headed there I suppose. It’s not too far from here so I won’t have to move, though.

jm: (I wonder… do I really have to stop working here? I don’t want to leave, as strange as it is.)

If you need any kind of graphics work, icons, or video edits, please message me. I am in desperate need of freelance work. Here are some examples of my work.

Video Edits

I’ve been laid off for two months. If you can pay me anything, I would be eternally grateful. I need money for food. I need money to keep my apartment. I have Cerebral Palsy; even trying for menial jobs puts me low on the food chain. I need help. I need my Tumblr family.


Minimum wage at freelancing

Hey fellow graphic designers / artists ! What is your minimum wage for freelancing?

I’ve been asked a lot over in private mail for contracts and in real life and I think it’s a real matter of discussion since of lot of you are also doing commissions and contracts.

Lately I’ve received a contract were I was offered a certain kind of amount per hour, (Which I misread higher sadly, never happened to me before and I’m sad of it) but sometimes you gotta work to bring food on your table and against your will, specially at your beginning of freelancing: you struggle to have experience and clients misconcept you as cheap stuff because you don’t have the said experience. It’s really though on the nerves, but as the contracts go on and on, please, please bargin your minimum wage with your client. We often forgot how much life is highly expensive. So here’s a few tips :

  • How to estimate your minimum wage? Well make a budget for a month, wrote everything you pay each month + the applications and tools you use for freelancing. You should be able to pay your expenses after a week or so or work (30-40 hours) mine is 25$ CAD and I only starts in Graphic Design, experience and your particular domain can mean you value much more too.

  • Count the time you pass on your art / work, can’t say it enough. Knowing how much time takes you to do a certain style helps you to estimate the hour your going to pass on a contract, failing to count your hours will result in YOU losing money, spending more time than you calculated. However, knowing the time you spend permits you to ask a rightful amount so you can be clear with your client !

  • When making a submission / estimating how much you’re going to ask to a client always start with a base price of which gonna be the hour (Or more hours) you’re gonna pass answering mails and talking to your client. We often forget theses, and with some clients it can be very painful to see three hours of the contract passed by by answering messages. I personally suggest too, you change the hour estimated by the contract’s size; the more bigger, the more you risk to pass time on gmail answering questions or talking to your client(s).

  • Make submissions and facturation papers. Submission papers are for the beginning of the contract were you estimated the value of your(s) work(s) to do and compilated on a sheet with the administrative expenses (The hour or two I wrote up there) and the client accept it, pays you half (Or entirely depending on the fee) and you start working. Facturation papers are for the end of the contract, were you compile again the hour you’ve passed and regive it your client so it can close your contract and be finished. (Checking at the same time if you passed the hours you estimated)


EDIT : Thank you so much for the positive feedback ! If you have any more questions I will do my best to answer it. Also, I would like to mention, this is professionally my opinion and tips about it, if you do commissions for fun / don’t live with it you are free to charge and have your own minimum wage, that’s your business of course !

Self-Publishing: A Breakdown

Self-publishing can be really confusing and intimidating when you are trying to get started. There are lots of things to consider! Do you want a print copy of your book? How much money are you willing to spend? Can you edit, design, and market your book yourself, or do you need outside help? These decisions are big and complicated enough. But once you make them, the real fun starts—you have to decide where you want to get the services you need. There are dozens of online self-publishing retailers, and all of them come at the problem from a slightly different angle. Let’s try and make this a little simpler.

Basically, the world of self-publishing businesses can be broken down into three markets: print-on-demand, e-book publishing, and ancillary services for self-publishing authors. I will explain what these three different services entail, as well as what you should think about before you use them.

Print-on-demand

These websites allow authors to do what used to be considered “vanity publishing”—self-publish a small run of print books. This is a pricey option and definitely not for everyone. If you just want a single copy of a book for yourself or a family member, this is a nice option, but if you are thinking about seriously creating your own book, you need a serious chunk of change. For a 100-copy run of 100-page trade paperbacks, you’re looking at $300 out of your own pocket.

Before using print-on-demand

  • Consider where you want your book to end up. Who is going to get your book? Is it a small run for family and friends? Are you trying to get your book into actual bookstores? Each of these questions will influence how many copies you make and how much you pay for them.
  • Consider how many copies you want. If you want a large number of books, you’re going to need quite a bit of money, even for small paperbacks.
  • Consider what you want the final product to look like. Most print-on-demand services offer a gigantic selection of hardcover and paperback styles, varying in price. They can also offer different cover and binding styles, so you really need to think about what the final product should look like, as well as how much you can afford to spend.
  • Consider formatting, editing, and design.  Do you know how to use formatting programs like InDesign or Publisher? Are you willing to do that work yourself? Do you feel confident in your copyediting and proofing skills? Can you create attractive covers? Do you know anything about fonts? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no,’ you might need to find a graphic designer and/or a freelance editor.

E-Books

E-books are the new big thing in self-publishing. They offer almost no risk to the author and to the retailer, so it is a cheap, easy option for people who have an audience for their book but no desire to go through the traditional publishing process. However, the e-book market is highly saturated with badly designed, badly edited books, so potential authors really need to put time into their work and ensure it looks as good as possible before putting it online.

Before publishing an e-book

  • Consider formatting and editing.  Just like with print publishing, e-books have to be formatted and edited by someone. Many e-book retailers offer editing services, so if you do not feel confident taking care of these steps yourself, you can find someone to do it for you (for a price).
  • Consider design.  This one gets its own bullet point for e-books because an attractive cover is everything. People aren’t going to buy a book that looks like it was designed by a third-grader. Also, e-books offer their own special design challenges because of the file formats they use. Make sure to upload your potential book onto some kind of device and check it over before hitting that submit button, because the pagination can get screwed up in the file conversion process.
  • Consider your synopsis. People are only going to buy your book if it sounds interesting, so work really hard on your book’s summary to make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
  • Consider marketing. If you want your book to make any money, you have to advertise it somehow. Do your friends know about your book? Does your family? How are you going to get people outside of that circle to buy your book? Do you have a Facebook page? A Tumblr? A Twitter? Is the first book in your series cheap or free?

Ancillary Services

These are services that help self-publishing authors access resources offered at a traditional publishing house, like professional designers and editors. None of them are cheap, but if you are unsure how to do these things yourself or where to start, they are a big help. For examples, see Bibliocrunch and FastPencil.

Before using an ancillary service

  • Figure out how much you can do yourself. If you are a terrible proofer, a professional should definitely go over your work to avoid embarrassment. If you can’t use Photoshop or InDesign, you might need a designer to help you out.
  • Figure out how much you are willing to pay. Freelance editors and designers don’t come cheap. Packages through actual companies like FastPencil or Bibliocrunch are not cheap, but they can take a lot of the hassle and worry out of self-publishing.

In General

Think carefully before choosing any of the services listed above. Consider what you want to do with the final product and who the audience is. Remember to do what will please you as an author—after all, that is the main advantage of self-publishing. 

Can we acknowledge how wrong this cover is?
I am not picky and I have nothing against any character of the AC franchise, but as a game designer and artist I am cringing so much with it.

1. I recognize Connor as a rather beloved character in the franchise by what I saw around the fandom, but I am also quite sure he shouldn’t be the center of the attention when compared to the TWO EZIOS in the back; Conmor can be considered a smaller character (3:1, in a gamewise comparison).

2. Okay, this is the cover for the digital collection and I do acknowledge we won’t be able to push in at least 7 characters without needing to actually come up with a new cover to fit them all in. However, as I needed to study graphic design at some point to get where I am, I can say: gdi this is lazier than some college projects I’ve seen in my years. At least choose three different main characters to put in the cover.

3. I understand this is the collection of books written by Oliver and he probably want his name to be associated, but am I the only one cringing with how big his name became at the bottom side of the cover? Pretty sure they took the same guy who wrote the cards of the Oscar of the last year and put the person to work on this, because if I take off the font type and maybe 10px difference I would be able to invert the hierarchy and make a good number of people confused af.

4. Two Ezios in the same cover. I know, I know. Ezio is like wine, the older the better and the more the merrier (he makes grumpiness sound good, somehow), but… No. Just no. This is mistake an intern can do, not a professional.

4.5. If the two Ezios was a mistake made because of books release order, then we should have an Altair somewhere for his was the third book. Ezio, Ezio, Altair, Ezio/Altair, Haythan/Connor (well… more Haythan than Connor for those who read the book), Edward, Elise/Arno (as far as I’ve seen the book is more of Elise’s diary with Arnor’s reactions to it) and lastly, Henry/Jacob/Evie (as the book is told from Henry’s pov rather than Jacob’s and Evie’s).

5. I hope that small shadow by the bottom corner left side is an illusion of my tired mind. Because it looks like a mistakenly placed mask that passed by due to no review on the cover.

I hope I see less mistakes when I wake up later…