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    existexist Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    yeah i am always down for some sitting

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    my job title is actually "designer"

    but its for an architectural firm (do not recommend this path)

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i really want to figure out a better format for prose online. browser-based prose sucks right now. this was as far as my latest plaything got - i thought i'd given up on it but maybe i had a spark or two today. maybe.

    edit: html is just so bad for readable prose, particularly when dialogue's involved. designing it is one thing, actually rendering it cleanly can be impossible

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    MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    pipe must have been reading from my diary when he made this thread.

    I think I'll be persuing a career in web design. There are a lot of things I enjoy about print but there is so much about it that I absolutely hate. Been working on some flash stuff lately. One of these days I'll be a pro at it and make all of the money.

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I always really like the ways you layout things with birdville, Bsjezz.

    And I understand the problem you're talking about. But I would say that the problem lies much more with the accepted ratio of width that computer screens have come upon.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i hate designers

    and also purple 527

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    MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I wish kuler would add pantone numbers to their site.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #pipe wrote: »
    I have learned that Graphic Design is something in which an actual university degree is more hindrance than help.

    this is only correct if you wait until you get your degree to get a job
    the designers i know without degrees are morons
    but some of the designers i know with degrees are also morons
    maybe some people are just morons

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2011
    oh my goodness this thread

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I like 532

    best described as Darkish Greyish Greenish Blue

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is

    a good thread

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Futore wrote: »
    I always really like the ways you layout things with birdville, Bsjezz.

    And I understand the problem you're talking about. But I would say that the problem lies much more with the accepted ratio of width that computer screens have come upon.

    thanks, man! i appreciate the compliment, especially since i'm having a bit of a crisis of what the hell i'm doing with myself right now. it's a bit [livejournal] but i'm in that little ebb where the things i've spent a lot of time on feel like they are inconsequential and i just want to forget about everything and live in the woods for a while. but i know i can't do that. you tough it out.

    you've given me the extra ounce of power to zone out and finish importing all of birdville's content over to wordpress tonight. layout's the same, it's just going to make it a hell of a lot easier for future issues, and in case the prospect of a redesign comes up

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Jasconius wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Flay wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    I have learned that Graphic Design is something in which an actual university degree is more hindrance than help.

    I disagree, but only if you realise the degree itself is pretty much useless and instead focus on making contacts with the Right People and building a portfolio.

    That said, I'm still at uni so maybe I'll learn otherwise.

    I know it's only circumstantial evidence, but I know about half a dozen designers with a degree and none of them have a design job, although not for lack of searching

    In my experience, the guys who do short, intense, up-to-date, practical courses have a much easier time finding work, partly because they know how to deal with realistic deadlines, they know how to be diverse and they're taught very practically instead of theoretically

    but also because 3 or 4 years is a damn long time to be studying an industry that moves so fast. By the time people earn a degree, they've decided they want to specialise in something so they either don't look for or have a hard time getting work in any other speciality.

    It's dangerous to be a specialist without any actual real-world experience in that field.

    In my mind a better way to spend those three years is 6 months studying and 2 and a half years earning on-the-job experience.

    agree.

    its like any other vocational skill.

    I know a lot of unemployed artists with a mountain of school debt. Not that I think the degree itself is a hinderance, although the debt certainly is, but degrees rarely help more than self education would.
    i'm reading this thread in a weird order but this post tree fills me with white hot rage
    oh my god

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Speaking of word press who wants to design me one

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    what's the content, VD?

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    MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #pipe wrote: »
    A couple of friends who've done degrees have sent me their portfolios to look over

    and there's a page showing a four page folded flyer or whatever

    and at the bottom it's like "Flyer - Photoshop and InDesign - completed in 3 weeks"

    and I tell them to maybe not include that bolded part

    We usually just had those types of projects during the first year sequence. Second year the teacher would throw random 30 minute and 2 hour projects at us. I preferred those. Right now we're doing corporate design and creating entire design sets over about 2-3 weeks.

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    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    okay blake i made you a rough draft of my idea

    i even put lines on it like you guys do!

    please note that the butt-chimney is super important and cant be changed or removed

    i advise you to shape it like a heart

    while also making it easuly santa-accessible

    This is hardly viable! There are so many flaws I am puking. In my butt.

    Heeere's what you should build Blake.
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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blake T wrote: »
    Don't hate the guy that's just obeying physics.

    I once nearly had to fly to Texas to tell a lady there is a physical limitation to how much weight you can put on something.

    She just couldn't understand the concept.

    To be fair, that concept doesn't apply in Texas.

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    bsjezz wrote: »
    what's the content, VD?

    It would be an art/design blog essentially

    Things that i find cool plus a mix of stuff I'm working on, maybe a link to a storefront

    I started diving into it but my lack of CSS knowledge is making it difficult to get a nice looking design built

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    TleilaxuTleilaxu Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Daric wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Don't hate the guy that's just obeying physics.

    I once nearly had to fly to Texas to tell a lady there is a physical limitation to how much weight you can put on something.

    She just couldn't understand the concept.

    To be fair, that concept doesn't apply in Texas.

    A properly designed belt buckle can hold an infinite amount of belly fat.

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    We don't really obey laws down here, not even laws of physics

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I am currently design a power point presentation.

    My boss thinks it is easy and should be done in my spare time.

    I am unimpressed.

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    power point is the worst.

    but it is the absolute worst if you're giving a speech and not a presentation

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blake T wrote: »
    I am currently design a power point presentation.

    My boss thinks it is easy and should be done in my spare time.

    I am unimpressed.

    I am so glad I've never had a job in which I was expected to do work on my off time.

    If I can't do it by five, no problem, it'll still be there tomorrow.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    it's funny the number of design and marketing places around here who will order foamboard or whatever at 4pm and i'll be like "the courier might not be there until 6, is that okay? will anyone be there?" and they're like "ahahaha. yes."

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Man, if shit has got to be done, I don't mind doing it.

    But when I mentioned I need to spend some time on it his response was a "why didn't you do this at home, I did mine there"

    Firstly you are the boss. You get to do as much or as little as you wish.

    Secondly. I have just seen yours. It looks like crap. It's solid text without a unifying font size, has no background or even any pictures and isn't so much of a PowerPoint presentation as a small essay on every slide.

    So angry.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I do love how every engineer hates my profession, and 95% of the time its not my fault for any design change, but the fault of codes/mechanical/clients/the city. In the end it sucks for everyone whenever the design gets changed, we hate it too.

    Right now I hate the interior designers, as those bitches got the intention that they needed to move around the entire interior of a 300000sf building for pretty much no reason. But because they have the ear of the client right now i have to accommodate them. Thus tomorrow i have to tell structures to move some beams and columns, so they will hate and blame me. They will move those columns and piss off the mechanical, who will piss off electrical, yadda yadda yadda we are all fucked.

    At least i dont dress up in black like some douchebags i work with.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Barcardi wrote: »
    At least i dont dress up in black like some douchebags i work with.

    Black is out.

    Now it's skinny jeans, blazers, and shitty alt rock t-shirts.

    Get with the times my man!

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    alt rock?

    okay, dad.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    For some reason that begs the question to me, what do game designers dress like?

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Barcardi wrote: »
    For some reason that begs the question to me, what do game designers dress like?

    I don't know. I think game designers can come from a pretty diverse background.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Baccardi just call up the engineers and curse out the interior decorators for a bit then tell them the bad news and how your not happy either and it will effect you too because blah blah they won't really care why it effects you but they at least won't be angry at you.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    In the end its really just the clients fault for wanting so much but paying so little. I hate being on projects that someone else started.

    I would not want to piss off interiors, they are the only office with 100% boobs. I dont want to anger the boobs contingent. But then again they are all on vacation now (with a deadline in 2 weeks) so whatever.

    Wait is this the work thread or a design thread?

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    That depends on whether or not you work in design

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Barcardi wrote: »
    For some reason that begs the question to me, what do game designers dress like?
    adult diapers

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    if you want to see boobs, work in the web marketing branch of a major womens clothing line

    this has multiple levels of meaning

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I design schools. Is sad just how much stuff gets value engineered into "well we want to save even more money, so let's jet cancel everything and put up all relocatable classrooms"

    Say goodbye to that new theatre and cafeteria we promised. Your school superintendent wants that money for the football team n

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Ban all sports

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    yeah sports dont make schools any money

    the aristocratic assholes that run every university in the country do it because they're super nice guys

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Theater department 4 lyf

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