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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Dear Sir,
I'd like to ask you a question about more technical stuff than using the specific programme-why downloaded images in Adobe Photoshop are distorted-elongated when rotated 90 degree clockwise, also why A4 new document in Ward becomes square?

Asked by annabrwn97@gmail.com over 7 years ago

Hi, I guess I have to very honest here and say I do not know ...it has never happened to me before and I have not known it to happen, so unfortunately I cannot help with an answer. Also Word it not a program I use so cannot help there too.

Hi paul One of my work to design a Logo using the Zombie Character especially women ,I tried several times designing the logo but unfortunately my client disagree with the designs.

Asked by Harshavardhan over 8 years ago

Did you agree on a price and are you following her brief? ...and did you take 50% up front? Unfortunately at the end of the day if the client is paying you and the brief hasnt changed from the original, you need to get it right for them.

But if you have had many attempts and they are still not happy you need to ask them if they have seen any designs that they like the look of for you to see the exact style they are looking for. But if that doesnt work you may have to say that you have already put a lot of time into it and need ask for more money if they want you to continue. 

Even under an alias, will doing commissions for adult work inhibit a young artist from finding good paying illustrator or graphic design jobs?

Asked by sandy134 over 8 years ago

Only do the commisiions for the adult work if it is paying well and if you are worried it may inhibit you for other work just do not put it in your portfolio ...and as you said, use an alias. I have designed adverts for porn mags and even a porn DVD catalogue for client ...but this sort of work never goes in my portfolio as it will not help me get other work ...it just cheapens my work. I only designed it as the money was good.

what do you mean by Hip flyer

Asked by fajju about 8 years ago

To be very honest I do not know ...all I can guess that it means a cool designed flyer ...but, as I said that is a complete guess ...you may have to Google this one.

What makes Graphic design special?

Asked by Sha over 8 years ago

They must have superb creative skills with ability to use the latest design software but be able to be creative on paper as well as the computer. Also must think out of the box when designing.Ability to adapt their design skills to suit the client (and listen to the clients needs). Be able to design many different things ...not just logos or just flyers etc. I employed a junior once and she was good a brochures but when I started to give her logos she was unable to design a decent one ...and then admitted she couldnt design logos ...a true (special) graphic designer can design anything.

Hope that answers your question.

How do they create the Human Pixel art used on fiverr? example https://www.fiverr.com/arthimedes/draw-with-nude-protesters-joining-your-cause-clothes-optional?funnel=2014121817473994016724760

Asked by Duvall about 8 years ago

To be honest, I don't really know. I guess the only way is to do as the guy on the link is offering ...to have someone like him draw the people (a big job) or have an ariel view photo of people in the shape they are required ...other that that I am not sure ...you may have to Google the answer.

How many years would it take for me to be a freelance designer? I would like to know because it is my dream job to be a freelance Graphic Designer.

Asked by DJ over 7 years ago

Well I am not sure how college courses last for nowadays. I was at art and design college back in the late 70's and had a 3 year course to get my qualifications.

I do not recommend going straight into being freelance ...you need to get experience within a company or design agency first to get a realistic view on how it works in this industry. So I guess (if you havent already) enrol into a design course first, then after a few years you really need to find a job within a company before thinking about being freelance.

Hope this helps