F.A.Q- Questions Answered!
Have questions? Well, I have answers! Here is the section with the most commonly asked questions I get.
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Why did you make a new site?
Are you open for projects?
Do projects need to be local?
What is the "Drawing of the Day/ Drawing a day" you mention in your blog?
What makes you different than other Graphic Designers?
Past clients have told me I have a “fun and whimsical flair”- so I’d like to take that with pride and say that is my approach to things.
What tools do you use?
In addition, I also have my Wacom Cintiq and my iPad Pro (with Apple Pencil). I primarily use Procreate with the iPad and then bring my drawings into Adobe to finish them up.
Why do you need contracts?
Can I commission you for a plush?
What is the difference between a Source file and a Final file you mention? Why do you not, by standard, release these?
Designer’s don’t often release their source files for a number of reasons. For one, source files are often generated in special programs that not many people may have access to or knowledge of how to use. Two, Designers do not know what is being done with their work if they release the source files. For example- I might design an AD for a client about a new Organic snack line. The client then edits/ has someone edit that ad for something else which ends up creating a lot of controversies. Unfortunately, this is now tied to my name- the modified design and the problems associated with the client.
Designers often have an image they try to uphold, as so all businesses and even freelancers. I understand that in some situations- I might be hired knowing a client is looking for source files right off the bat (ie- a magazine layout, template, etc). I’d just want to lay the rules down up front- so all parties know what to expect.
What is your problem with Fanart? Why will you not draw and/or work with anything Fanart related?
Technically, by law, profiting off characters you did not create is illegal here in the USA. Do people do it? Yes- all the time. Do they get caught? Some do and some don’t. It’s an area I want to stay away from.
How do you know all this Law stuff?
With all that being said, it really has taught me a lot about research and how it affects the given industry. I can take what I know from this, and what I have learned to make my work compliant with industry standards.