the tools do not an artist make
Ok gang, this is for those of you out there, more than likely Mac users, that think because you have a Mac, a copy of photoshop or illustrator and a color printer, that you are suddenly some kind of graphic artist. I am here to tell you today that this is not the case.
I’ve seen your work. While not terribly horrible, it’s not quite fit for public consumption. The use of the font comic sans and over centering of text is the dead giveaway. really. for now, stick to doing invites for juniors birthday party (complete with balloon blowing clowns and a jumper!) and greeting cards for grandma.
Also, your ink and pencil drawings get raves from all your family members, right? test those out with some co-workers perhaps again before submitting them for public consumption. a scanner, used correctly, is a powerful tool. when used to scan your line art drawing of tippy the turtle that’s another story. Go to WalMart and get the $5 CD of clip art.
Now I don’t claim to be any kind of graphic designer at all, because I’m not, but I know what looks good. And, the stuff you do doesn’t look good.
Just keep that in mind for next time, ok? thank you for your time