Shayla Neal [shayla]
What is your specialty?
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
I've always had an artistic talent and enjoy drawing an painting.
What has been your professional career path?
Graphic Designer, Desktop Publishing, Consulting, Marketing, and Sales.
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?
How would you define your design style?
Simple, creative, and majestic.
How do you promote and move your work?
Word of mouth, business cards.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
Basic, bold colors; and also details in the human face.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Cartoons, art media, still life, models.
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
Annual Art festivals in the Midwest.
What is your favourite type of customer?
The open-minded, curios type.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
Yes, if you copy your own work and sell it a a cheaper price than the original or use it for personal uses.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
I really can't think of anything. I like just about all design. I feel you can be free when it comes to art and poetry.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
That's difficult to compare because today's generation has more technology than the older generations.
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
Those who are extremely picky and think I can work magic.
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
It depends on the job. It could be hourly or a flat rate for certain brochures with added clipart.
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
My dad. He's been a oil painter and photographer for over 50 years.
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
With the colors I choose and the style I decide to create my design in.
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
Usually, things that are too over the top in modern day could be a passing fad.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
Working in sales.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Working with large 2 dimensional designs where I'm allowed to chose my own colors, layout, styles, and fonts.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Yes, it's part of my life and what oftentimes makes me who I am.
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
Adobe and Microsoft Tutorials, glass effects, wired.com, top of the line-award winning websites. |