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  • HotButton
    Comment on Anyone else only have a diploma┬┐?
    HotButton
    "but I have always been led to believe that the degree isn't as important as talent/know-how in graphic design..."

    Here, without a degree, it's not likely anyone will ever know...
    Today, 08:51 PM
  • misplacedVTer
    Comment on Anyone else only have a diploma┬┐?
    misplacedVTer
    We don't even consider applications that don't list a degree where I work, though even people with degrees can have terrible portfolios. Out of probably 30 applicants from our most recent opening, maybe...
    Today, 08:37 PM
  • Buda
    Reply to Standards of Graphic Design
    Buda
    Honestly, if you are unsure, it's better to under design. People who are new to design have this tendency to put everything they can think of into a design. Design is just as much about culling and restraint....
    Today, 08:31 PM
  • Buda
    Reply to Crop Marks and Cutting Paper
    Buda
    We have a $250,000 digital printer and the backups can be up to 2mm out. That is within specifications.

    So the answer is no. It's near impossible to get a printer that is bang on. Which is...
    Today, 08:29 PM
  • garricks
    Reply to Font
    garricks
    Looks like it's not a free font. But $25 for four fonts in a typeface is really reasonable.
    Today, 07:57 PM
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  • According to you...

    What would YOU say are the top five mistakes a beginning designer can make? (having to do with their actual designs)

    I want to use this information for an ad I'm making for a design company in my electronic imaging class.

    Thanks
    Will
    www.process7.com

  • #2
    1. Too many fonts in one design
    2. Bad grid/eye movement/composition
    3. Grunge brushes
    4. aligning objects to the center
    5. overall bad typography (font choices, kerning, leading, etc.)

    Those were just 5 that came to my mind.
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    I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

    N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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    • #3
      another obvious one: Not giving design elements enough room to breathe
      at best my spelling *and grammar* is crap and at worst it are be carp

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      • #4
        Definitely Frankster ... I was lame and used the my catch all "bad grid/eye movement/composition" to cover things like that ...

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        I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

        N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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        • #5
          1. Overusing gradients, drop shadows, bevel/emboss, stroke, Photoshop filters
          2. Unbalanced composition
          3. Inappropriate use of particular fonts (like a fancy girly font for a car ad, etc.)
          4. Upsampling
          5. Not enough contrast when placing colored text on a colored background
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          Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

          blog/portfolio

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          • #6
            becoming designers?
            My Site

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ^sarah^
              hmMmMm..
              let meh think..
              yeah..
              y0ur right..
              y0u 2 craig & virg0 ..
              hihi
              h0w are y0u guyz?!
              what the ****?

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              • #8
                apparently sarah's "o" is broken ...
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                I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

                N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                • #9
                  Can someone please fix it fast?
                  It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" ľ Winnie the Pooh

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                  • #10
                    1. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    2. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    3. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    4. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    5. Forgetting to call the Printer first

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