Not so long ago I was working as an in house graphic designer at a local Pennsylvania based jewelry retailer. During my time there I worked with some very talented people who despite the constraints put on them in such a setting, still managed to produce some amazing work. My duties there involved product photography, […]
A long time ago at a newspaper not so far away, yours truly got his first real life experience putting together a booklet and using signatures. Back then I was using QuarkXpress 5 and was fresh out of college. Ironically I was never taught anything about Quark at my alma mater so I jumped head […]
What is Optical Character Recognition or OCR and why should you care? Well, before I answer that let me ask you this question. Have you ever been handed a pile of typed pages for a project that you were working on instead of a nice digital word processor file? Personally, this has happened to me […]
Recently I was working on a project for a client that included some Adobe Illustrator files that would need updated for final printing. It wasn’t anything drastic, just a little darkening of some labels on a technical drawing. The only downside was that there were close to 30 blocks of text that needed converted and […]
Recently I was asked to redesign an employee recruitment booklet that would need reset in Indesign and would include a lengthy history section. The original text files for the booklet had been lost and only a photocopy dated June 1996 was available My best guess was that the original text file had been on a […]
This unused internal marketing piece for local engineering firm was one of my first freelance projects. Consequently this is probably the moment that I both stopped working on spec projects and vowed never to work without at contract.