So, I've got a job interview tomorrow for a part-time frontend developer job, and I have no clue as for what to do.
Any of you got some fantastic tips I can take with me? I'm really nervous and been unemployed for so long - I need this!
Help me /GD/, you're my only hope.
(Bad Star-Wars reference... Sorry.)
- Be prepared to talk about your work and what you can do. Have some examples ready.
- Project a positive attitude from the moment you walk in the door. Be friendly, smile, show enthusiasm whenever someone or something new is introduced to you and ask questions.
- Have a few "weaknesses" in your mind in case they ask but find a way to spin them into positives. i.e - "I'm not so good as this, but it's on the areas I'm looking to improve and is part of the reason I chose this company as I can gain experience in blah blah blah-"
- Turn up at least 10-15 minutes early. They'll call you in when they're ready.
- Willingness to learn and improve is often more important than pure skill so it's good to reinforce this. Pointing out areas in your old work you would improve given your current experience and skill level for example. I do that a lot.
- Look clean and presentable (obvious one)
- Highlight any other relevant skills you have which can help you appear more versatile.
Most of these points are probably quite obvious but anyway hope it helps. Good luck!
I have to make a magazine spread tommorrow and a cover, throw me some cool ideas or examples and I'll make a mash up, I got 11 hours.
Hope some people are still on.
Just find yourself some really striking artwork for the image, then focus on the heading and other texts. You could also add a barcode, month of release, current issue number etc. to add more elements than just text
What do you think of my latest logo?
It's to emphasize on the fact that I can draw like with a pen, but on computer.
/gda/ - Graphic Design Advice
When in doubt, shade every element of your project with gradients. If you want to be really detailed, make the strokes gradients too. Contrasting colors make the overall design appear more realistic.
Would you be so kind to comment about our logo and how do you like it or not.
Can we get a book thread going?
Have you read any books that in some way improved your work?
Josef Müller-Brockmann - Grid Systems in Graphic Design
Robert Bringhurst - The Elements of the Typographic Style
Drew de Soto - Know Your Onions
Sean Hall - This Means This, This Means That: A Users Guide to Semiotics
Edo Smitshuijzen - Sculpting Type An Introduction To CNC Typography
Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden - Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
M. Itkonen & H. Uppa Eds - Resolutions : Responsibility in Graphic Design
Richard Hollis - About Graphic Design
Paul Elliman & Maxine Kopsa & Irma Boom & Will Holder - Dutch Resource : Collaborative Exercises in Graphic Design
Victionary - You are here : a New Approach to Signage and Wayfinding
Kathryn Coates & Andy Ellison - An Introduction to Information Design
Andrew Blauvelt & Koert Van Mensvoort - Conditional Design Workbook
Keith Finch - Paper Engineering for Designers : Pop-up Skills and Techniques
Timothy Samara - Making and Breaking the Grid
Stefan Kanchev - Logo Book
Julius Wiedemann - Logo Design Vol. 1 2 2 Tashen
The Listomaniacs - Listomania: A World of Fascinating Facts in Graphic Detail
Mike Monteiro - Design is a Job
Victor Papanek - Design for the Real World
Best mouse for industrial/graphic designers
Don't listen to this nerd
Can't say anything about mx category, but I've had m705 for a few days and the precision on it is fucking abysmal. The only way I could use it was set pointer speed all the way down, and even then it would be jittery sometimes.
Mx is supposedly better, because of their darkfield tracking technology which is lacking in m705
Last one seems out of the catalog.
Dumping good stuff I got here before.
Since the last glitch thread disappeared, im making a new one, oc preferred.
>just made this
Can you do better?
I know you got it
Last one reached image limit
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Had /gd/ ever worked as a live model!?
Why do you use proprietary Photoshop?
Is there any reason not to just use Gimp or Krita?
No, seriously. Are there good features on Photoshop that Gimp and Krita lack? Do companies expect you to use that specific program? I wouldn't insist people bend over backwards for Free as in Freedom software, but when opensource alternatives exist, I'm curious why people don't insist on them, especially when they cost no money.
If you work for a respectable company/client and hand them a fucking GIMP file or whatever you'll be laughed at then fired. 99% of workflows in this industry are structured around Adobe programs running on Apple computers. If you want a job, deal with it.
Unless your ambitions are to do freelance work on Craigslist for the rest of your life, in that case go ahead and use shitty free software.