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Ok Anon, here is a question. I'm 28 living in NYC and I graduated from GD major last year. Spent few months looking for a job and finally got one. It's a small marketing company and I'm the only GD they gave for the whole team. I'm there full-time, not hour-based and it's been a year since I worked for them. Initially they gave my 37k/year and I was fine with it as I desperately needed a job. In 4 months they generously raised it to 38500/year.
No it's been over a year and I'm thinking for asking for a substantial raise from them. What I get now is more like an entry level salary and it's a bit tough to live by in NYC. I want to get at least to 42k or so. Do you think it's about time and appropriate to ask about it now?
I'm really afraid to be kicked out for that. I asked my manager regarding my stand in a company and he said I'm least likely to be fired as I pretty much do everything - from banners and posters to website development and 3D modeling. But I'm still hesitant that asking for 42k directly would be too much.

What do you think?
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go for it anon, everything is a negotiation and you may only get 40,000
worst that could happen is they say fuck off your fired

are you worth 42k?
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>>327723
I mean, I know GDs who don't do half of what I do and they get 50k. Not even in NYC. And average salary for GD in NYC is 48k. Entry is around 38k, but the question is, can I ask for a non entry one after just 1 year.
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I don't live in NYC so I wouldn't know
if I needed more to live on and I felt I deserved it would be my reasons for asking

Some other anon earlier told to some OP that you better not just learn to live-trace tutorial shit, otherwise when agency actually wants to hire you, you're fucked.

As a in-house graphic designer for 2 years, this made me bit concerned. I mean, 1/3 of my job is back-and-forth communication with the in-house clients, then 1/3 is related to making prints with in-house plotter machine, but that 1/3 that requires actually creating design, it's never anything fancy such as "do animated handletter authentic hipster shit" but usually just finding the kind of combination of shapes, sizes, colors, fonts and texts that marketing finally approves and takes into use.

I do wanna quit soon and go work for an actual agency soon so I could try my hand on handlettering hipster shit, but I'm worried if I've gotten the definition of "what actual design work is considered as" confused.
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>>327642
This kinda makes sense. Maybe bureaucracy means I get to do something that matters to society? Just a nice way to think about it.
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>>327606
What's the point of having a designer if the """marketing""" people have the last say?
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>>327660
The marketing people are responsible for the brand and how it is represented. They don't necessarily have the skills for design nor do they usually think creatively or laterally about a problem. That's where you come in.
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>>327642
>>327645
The place I last worked had 60+ employees but the management structure was excellent. No stupid bureaucracy like having to deal with government clients. I could talk directly with whomever I wished whenever I needed to. There wasn't any crazy chain of command nor did I need to seek approval from zillions of people. With clients however, that was extremely variable and I've dealt with a few frustrating situations.
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>>327610

Great post, I've used the term "visual problem solver" more than once to underline the core concept of what I do.

Can anyone shop the "Band of Brothers" text out of this photo?

I mean this seems like the most appropriate place to ask, I would try /wg/, but thats more just posting papes for others and less used for creative purposes.

Never been on the board before, so can anyone help? If not, guide me to people that can help? Thanks.
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>>326769
>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.
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>>326768
The image resolution is pretty bad and looking at how the text laid out, I doubt it's possible to cleanly remove the text from the image.
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>>326772
>>326778
Thanks folks
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>>326769
Never been to a jeweler, sorry for stealing the diamonds.
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>>326768
You know you can easily find it on google ?

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Hey /gd/ i'm having a bit of trouble here.
I was trying to see how can i make a photo with an effect like pic related? I have tried the bitmap shit on PS but it doesn't look the same, not even when i fuck around with the settings and angles. If you guys have any ideas, please let me know.
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>>327651

Try also

>Filters
>Pixelate
>Color halftone
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>>327652
also interesting but the dots arent small enough
this is a filter gallery/ halftone, with the dots set to minimum and the colours reset to b&w in the palette
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>>327653

You could find a transparent halftone png and definite it as pattern, then select Multiply / Screen or Overlay as the blend more and play with the scale.
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>>327675
>>327653

Make the pattern into its own layer obvs
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>>327675
>>327676
it actually wasn't me that originally asked i was just bored for 20 mins today at work but thank you

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Hey everyone,
i never actually learnt to make a proper font outside of glyphs - which is only available for IMac. What are the best programs for font making, that also run on windows? Thanks in regards

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We're trying to recreate the /gd/ discord for album art threads, font sharing, showcase, and etc.

Join if interested.

discord(dot)gg / Hey9Sg5
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>discord
Commit suicide
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>Discord

Literally why. Do you really need to be in constant contact with the same half-dozen autists who swear they're "like, totally part of a Top 20 agency bro" while asking basic fucking questions about production?'

The first discord was 30% highschool kids, 40% off-topic shit and 30% whiteknighting that one roastie admin
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>>327592

Sounds like you had a great time, not sure what you're bitching about.

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>>327448
>>327449
AfterEffects: Displacement maps
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>>327452
>AfterEffects: Displacement maps
really? is it this simple?
i think i know how to used displacement maps but i still cant make out how do these
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>>327458
pretty sure the first pic is just an image with a displacement map that fades onto itself
secondone seems like a particle generator with 2 dynamics keyframes that fades onto itself.

this article on how hearthstone cards are animated is kind of relevant but doesn't really explain much
>https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/blog/18053404/hearthside-chat-golden-cards-with-jon-briggs-3-5-2015
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>>327532
Thank you sir
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>>327448

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw07wyP3qm4

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This was my final project for my first semester of graphic design at community college. Got an A. What does /gd/ think?
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>>327594
Even as bait that's dire
This can't be true, forgetting all the faggot text shit, that layout is to hideous to even get a C surely
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You can't put a fucking shadow under the greentext.
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>>327596
>I think this may be the most obvious troll I've seen in the last decade
>Not recognising ironic poor design as the greatest new graphic design movement to emerge in recent years.
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>>327635
EXACTLY. The whole point of the project was to make a satirical Onion Style tabloid. In that respect, I killed it.
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>>327643
ironically you usually get d's but you nailed this one

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How do I do this?
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>>327549
But yes, i see that it isn't a normal shadow like i thought.
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Better example of this done well is by a design studio called Sawdust. It's gorgeous.
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>>327582
literally the same thing as >>327505 and >>327520 but with a texture overlayed
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>>327590
Yeah, apart from it isn't. Use your eyes, it's more labour-intensive than that. That's why this one looks good, and the other looks like dated shit.
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>>327497

L 2 Motion blur

I'm seeking for an graphic element with similar structure and granulation as rose bud in pic rel - ie round and with clearly distinguished smaller sections, but not flower, nor plant in general.
I'm not looking for anything specific and don't give a single fuck about symbolism, you could propose anything (even as pretensious as my example) that matches specification I mentioned above.
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>>327636
i think i saw what you are after on /wsr/

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First time trying this stuff, thoughts?
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>>327211
not bad
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>>327246
>>327228
>>327217
it's shit.
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shit
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>>327211
hard to get it wrong it's that easy, but you got it amazingly wrong
(tell your carer to look up some tutorials for you)
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i would say that its a start, but you should really just keep going and get good. nigger

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/GD/-senpai, i-is it o-ok to mix d-drawings with photos? P-please, don't s-shout at me!
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If it's well done.

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So i have to go intern in a grafic design office and i'm looking to buy a new laptop but i don't know if i should get a Macbook pro or a windows laptop at the same price range.

Last year i did another intern job and some people laughed at me because i used a pc instead of a Macbook like everybody else.

Is it worth it to get a Macbook pro or should i get a windows laptop?
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>>327536
>a lot of software I need to use is Apple only
if its not confidential or secret or anything, could you give examples
just curious because where I'm from no one uses macs
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>>327542
I'm not the guy you're responding to but I swear by my mac programs. For my day-to-day design life I use:

Sketch
Principle for Mac
Ember (by realmac software)
Linotype Font Explorer X
Alfred (with powerpack)
Hazel
Little Ipsum
Screenfloat

Different needs for different folks, but I feel like I would plummet in productivity on a windows machine [primarily because Sketch isn't on Windows - we'll see if Studio by Invision is a gamechanger]
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>>327527
Unless you make well over $100,000 per year, I wouldn't question a professional's choice of tools, especially when they've used multiple options already and deemed their method to be the best one.
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>>327545
you talk like a gay
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I use a desktop windows pc, and i love it and have no problems what so ever.

but i think if youre going to do some decent graphics design, while sipping on a grande pumkin spice latte at starbuck, Mac i probably the best choice.

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What are your views on the snapchat logo? Or how can this piece of crap draw so much attention?
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>>324451
It started from a couple of guys trying to get nudes and it blew up and they got fat rich
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I hate it, but that may be purely put of bias.
The yellow colour is annoying.
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>>327271
oh fug he's right
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>>327303
I generally have a bias against yellow that I'm working to get over; I never use it and rarely think it looks good...
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>>327271
hahah. Makes so much semiotic sense given its an app for the supernatural to converse. Also hotshot, what are the frays in the cloth at the bottom supposed to be? Get out of here with that bullshit.

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Sup /gd/. What do y'all think of this logo I designed for ny band? I have no design experience, just made it on gimp
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>>327572
the shape in the middle doesn't make sense to me it looks like weapons or machetes or a fish or something, that type of font is usually for programming and doesn't read very well, the text looks a little bit edgy and what genre is it? why so many underlines below the letters? usually on logos there's only one or two. maybe start over but print it with 20% opacity and draw over it to make it more interesting and then just trace over it even if it takes loads of time it would look much nicer. also search for inspiration and/or references on pinterest.
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>>327572
children of the prawn
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>>327581
The shape is based off our first album cover which is based off a photo of the original members standing in a line putting their arms in different directions.
The font is native alien which has the underlines.
We are genre-bending, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, psychedlic.
Thanks for the suggestions!



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