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    If you could specialise in 1 bit of design within print or web or whatever, what would it be?

    What niche in design do you really enjoy doing?

    I really like designing event tickets. There's something about the enlongated shape (as opposed to standard business cards) that appeals to me. Things look better to my eye compositionally when placed in a long rectangle. Squares are too hard for me. There's usually a bit of text (not too much) and a logo or two. Just enough for me to play with.
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

  • #2
    book design. I'd love to be able to do some book design for non-fiction. Fiction novels have too many boring chunks of type, i'd want to do layouts for somthing like cookbooks or somthing like that.
    I work while you are all asleep...

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    • #3
      Cookbooks would make me too hungry! I do love good food photography though.
      It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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      • #4
        Anything information design. Maps, charts and graphs and scientific illustrations for educational textbooks. Those informative illustrations in USA Today.

        I'm an organization junkie. Information design was my favorite part of my visual communications courses in college, hands down. I made a family tree and a timeline of the flights of 9/11. I love looking at the NYC subway map.

        Here's some really cool information design that I just love:

        Commanding Heights, a time map of the world in the last century: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandinghe...imemap/ti.html

        MoMA Tall Buildings:
        http://moma.org/exhibitions/2004/tal...s/index_f.html

        The Baby Name Wizard:
        http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

        Newsmap: http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm

        USA Today, 9/11 Weapons of Destruction: http://www.usatoday.com/graphics/new...ath2/frame.htm


        That kind of stuff to me is the coolest stuff in the world.

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        • #5
          Posters and corresponding fliers and banners for events; I like to see things in series and how the elements are used in proportion to the size of the product.
          Last edited by Samakimoto Graphics; 09-05-2006, 04:04 AM.
          Purity and simplicity... and ubuntu.

          If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
          - Bishop Desmond Tutu

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          • #6
            lingere photographer
            The beginning is always today.

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            • #7
              I really love the diversity of my job but if I had to narrow it down to one thing... maybe magazine design & layout. Though it would be the same thing it would take longer to bore me because of ads, people & features constantly changing... Either that or brand management/consulting firm.
              You see, whenever I start feeling sick, I just stop being sick and be awesome instead. True story.

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              • #8
                CD covers, which is primarily what I do.
                You're no longer a child when a mud puddle is an obstacle rather than an opportunity!

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                • #9
                  game box/CD/dvd cover/websites and promotional material designs. I think that would be a blast.
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                  If you want to be a good web designer, you need to learn code, or work with a someone who can do the coding for you. There is no way around it, so get learning.

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                  • #10
                    Illustration, I love to just let my imagination run wild.
                    How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by captain spanky
                      lingere photographer
                      I'll take it one step further my friend...

                      Adult Film Posters!!!
                      SIZE DOES MATTER!

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                      • #12
                        If I could specialize in designing one thing... it would be money. Definately. I'd do all my own printing too.
                        In this post there are 47 people, none of them can be seen.

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                        • #13
                          My first choice would be Posters because they've seemed absent lately (other than film posters). My second choice would be album art and my third would be book cover design.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mac.FINN
                            If I could specialize in designing one thing... it would be money. Definately. I'd do all my own printing too.
                            Are you hiring?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by undressedmonster
                              Anything information design. Maps, charts and graphs and scientific illustrations for educational textbooks. Those informative illustrations in USA Today.

                              I'm an organization junkie. Information design was my favorite part of my visual communications courses in college, hands down. I made a family tree and a timeline of the flights of 9/11. I love looking at the NYC subway map.

                              Here's some really cool information design that I just love:

                              Commanding Heights, a time map of the world in the last century: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandinghe...imemap/ti.html

                              MoMA Tall Buildings:
                              http://moma.org/exhibitions/2004/tal...s/index_f.html

                              The Baby Name Wizard:
                              http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

                              Newsmap: http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm

                              USA Today, 9/11 Weapons of Destruction: http://www.usatoday.com/graphics/new...ath2/frame.htm


                              That kind of stuff to me is the coolest stuff in the world.
                              You might enjoy doing courtroom presentations for trial attorneys.
                              You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on. --GWB

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