On print design

08 May 2013

If you have been following my twitter updates over the last couple of weeks you may have noticed a variety of design related posted. I think most of these updates were either moaning about doing design work and not really feeling skilled for the job, or moaning that I was doing print design and really not feeling up for the job!

Tomorrow the designs come back from the printers, just in time for the IFES Senior Leadership Team meetings. I've been told that the proofs all look fine, however that doesn't remove a certain amount of nervousness about seeing the designs on paper.

One of the things I love about the web is that if/when you see a mistake you can quickly correct it there and then. It really doesn't work that way with print; once it is printed it is forever immortalised on the page.

Tomorrow is the day of judgement! Maybe I'll be able to add print design to my jack-of-all-skills digital communication role… or maybe I'll be able to run away from print and back to the internet!

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