Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

paulscottondesign

41 Years Experience

Marbella, ES

Male, 58

I have been in the graphic design industry since 1981 working in London, Los Angeles & Spain. My career started in the traditional way on a drawing board, using Rotoring Pens, Magic Markers, Pantone Pens & Letraset working as a Designer/Visualiser/Artworker. My design career has taken me through the music, toy, t-shirt, packaging & print industry. I am now a freelance graphic designer (British) based in Spain with many clients worldwide ...now using Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign on a Mac.

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Last Answer on September 13, 2021

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I want to design my own website loading screen page but don't know how. I'm using (I'm creator website maker page) how do I make the animation then make it compatible to I'm creator? What do I need to download. Please help

Asked by add loading page website? about 9 years ago

I'm afraid I cant help you here ...I am purely a graphic designer and all my work is based on being creative. I do not know anything about animation or web programs such as Creator. I am sure there must be tuturiols online somewhere for learning this. Sorry I cant help ...good luck in finding what you need.

Do you like being brought in AFTER a product is functional and just needs a facelift, or would you rather be involved right from inception?

Asked by CKing about 9 years ago

No not really ...but a client is a client and if I can prove I can do better than what they have had done by someone else it makes me look good and hopefully get referrals for more work. I get a lot of clients that decided to go the cheap route for design and using options like DIY on there own computer or outsourcing to somewhere in India or a friend of a friend can do it cheap for a favour. Then they realise a few months down the line that the artwork has been lost or designer is not contactable anymore and cant access the artwork. I have done many rescue jobs before ...and then won the client for ongoing work.

I've been offered a freelance job to do a season's worth of playbills for a theater that's part of a university. The client said that they "typically don’t do a credit line for writers or designers." Should I request to be credited before I accept?

Asked by nar over 9 years ago

Good question. Well if you are doing them for free then yes you should be allowed to put your own credit on them. But if the client is paying you then it is under their discretion whether to let you put it on them or not. But the choice is yours if you want to turn the job down because of this.

What products in the last year have made you sit up and take notice because of their beautiful design?

Asked by Go ON over 9 years ago

Sorry for the delay in response to this question ...our little baby girl was born on Tuesday the 11th June and was kept in hospital for 3 days, so was there with her ...but she is fine now and we are finally at home.

So it is very apt to say a little baby is a perfect design that has made me sit up and take notice.

But in the design world, all concept designs that I see, whether a car, furniture, electronic items, etc, are beautifully designed ...its just a shame that most do not go into production.

Is competition a big issue in graphic designing?

Asked by Kiran Dean over 8 years ago

Not really (for me anyway). As long as your work is good and prices are competitive there is enough work to go round for everyone. As a designer of 30+ years I am never short of work ...and with todays technology I have clients all over the world.

I've this very important question sir:

"I have expertise in Corel's Photo-Paint, but now I've a good job opportunity for Adobe Photoshop Designer."
My Question is simply: "WHAT ARE MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN BETWEEN THESE 2 GIANTS...?"

Asked by UMER Qaiser over 8 years ago

I will be very honest with you ...I have never used Corel Photo Paint and so I do not know the difference. But I do know that Adbobe Photoshop is the industry leader when it comes to design and is what most graphic designers use. I am sure if you obtain photoshop and look at online tutourials you will pick it up very quick as I assume Corel has similar functions etc. Good luck.

How often do you advertise?

Asked by Kiran Dean over 8 years ago

Never ...I don't need too. All my work comes via word of mouth and online social media. I belong to 2 networking groups which I attend every week. I do not think a graphic designer needs to advertise, especially nowadays ...your online portfolio should be enough ...just spread the word on online media for free.