Thursday, June 17, 2010
Plunging into some of these design jobs has made me realize how out of touch I am with some of the popular design styles. I am so used to a more conservative type of design for what I do at work and I usually let other designs like invitations and posters be inspired by the event or the personalities involved. When someone gives me some good examples to work with, I can pull it off fairly easily. Unfortunately, not all people can describe what they want....even if they know that the design you just showed them is NOT what they want. I've had a few design jobs lately where I had to take a couple of stabs at it before getting it right. Sometimes, I don't mentally link the style and the term it's called by. Today's new term = "funky modern." Don't even ask me how to describe it. It's an "I'll know it when I see it" sort of thing. The good thing is that I am continually exposed to new styles as I do more design work. I've also been more selective about the projects I bid on since there are some descriptions I can't wrap my head around. Somebody listed a request today for a flyer that would incorporate tattoo art. It's definitely not my thing! I'm finishing up my "funky modern" project tonight and I have a couple of other people seriously considering me for projects.
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