Graphic Designer / Website Design [hiramb99]
What is your specialty?
Graphic Design / Illustration / Logo Identification
Where can we view your portfolio online?
You can view my portfolio at : Http://HardcoreGraphics.Us
What made you interested in design?
I always enjoyed art since I was in middle school. The concepts and ideas of having your own creative freedom made me realize that I wanted a career in this field.
What has been your professional career path?
I've always been involved with art from designing logos for brand name companies to creating informational brochures to get the customer involved with up and coming ideas. Freelance design work to a career path with well known brands.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
Knowing that as long as I try and never quit. Great things will happen to me in the future.
How would you define your design style?
Contemporary with an out of the box mentality.
How do you promote and move your work?
My website, Craigslist, Brochures, and business cards.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
PHP and AJAX. To learn the backend structure of the website and see how the functions call on different applications is an amazing structure.
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
I usually think about the concept that will be used with the design. Then focus on the colors that will hit the customer. Shapes would come last to give the effect of outside the box.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Usually google, yahoo, or altavista
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
Art shows off of Miami beach are always placing new artists with new concepts. This gives me insight on whats going on with the art world today.
What is your favourite type of customer?
One that gives me an idea and concept then lets me create the design / website from scratch.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
I think you can copy a style but to copy artwork is not right.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
What I dislike seeing are people that have no clue how much time and effort we put in as artists to make something look spectacular.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
I don't necessarily think that newer generations are better. It's just easier to do certain things now since the implementation of computers and new graphic programs.
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
There are no clients I would turn away. It all depends on what they are willing to offer me (money, benefits, vacation).
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
I usually ask the client what there budget is and then work around that.
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
When I make concert flyers I have the most creativity and I know alot of the designs made really do reflect what I'm thinking about at the time of print.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
I would be on tour with my band. Http://myspace.com/sickofsociety
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
To design logos / brochures for brand-name companies. Make a million dollars.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
I would like to be in this field in 20 years. I just don't know if the demand will be there at that time.
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
lynda.com , deviantart.com
Graphic Designer / Website Design
Fort Lauderdale Florida