On print design

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

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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