Advanced InDesign skills used to create 800 page digital books
Leo Learning gave Sarahjane their branded InDesign template to Artwork exercise books for accountancy exams. Using InDesign with its paragraph, character, table and object styles to keep all the books consistent, these are advanced InDesign skills. The text was set in a flowing manor, imported from Microsoft Word, this helped with any additions or extraction of content. Pages included charts, tables and diagrams, all made accessible friendly.
A full table of contents was included and one for each module. These create bookmarks and hyperlinks for easy use throughout the documents for the final PDFs. These books also had to be ‘print ready’ using the same InDesign document, for the the non digital students.
This was a huge project, the books varied from 500 to 800 pages long, over 6 months. Working closely and remotely (on google chat) with other graphic designers, project managers and proofers. Digital spreadsheets where used for progress, and everyone knew were they where and what they where doing.
A well thought out InDesign project will have a fully functioning table of contents. Sarahjane uses InDesign styles to create a fully automatic contents page, index, footnotes or glossary. Saved as a interactive PDF, Acrobat creates bookmarks from these for easy navigation throughout your long text heavy document. Documents such as tenders, reports or brochures use this. InDesign also can have multi TOC’s for important items such as figures, images or tables.
Logo layered onto photos to create WordPress website banner headers
Branding is very important for your website and adding a logo to your photos is one way you can do this. With the help of a Freelance Artworker, she uses Adobe InDesign to typeset a branded logo photo png.
Helen at Renner Cottages asked Sarahjane to create WordPress header banners for their new website. Sarahjane used photos Helen had taken from her mobile phones while out and about on the farm.
Something for the friends and families to play on video calls
Sarahjane was looking for a simple game everyone could play on her video calls to family and friends. She found a few printouts on the internet but decided to make her own and share it. A quick simple InDesign layout.
Glossy magazine images are lovely but they are not real, todays customers want to see real life photos that tell a story. How hard is it to add a name and place to a photo. This will create an individual bespoke website that is unique to you.
Everyone loves a family tree, and with photos it becomes really personal. Sarahjane Jackson, nee Moth created her family tree using InDesign to create a PDF for home printing all well as for viewing on screen. This solved the problem of a not so practical large piece of paper.
Sarahjane designed the family tree for print and for screen, for all age groups. The A4 print layout contains arrows drawn to the corresponding page, these pages can be laid out like a jigsaw. The same PDF artwork has interactive arrows, click on these to turn to the next page. Very simple to use.
All photos are saved with the person’s full name and date of birth together with the InDesign file. These are kept safe on the cloud for future amends and additions.
Sarahjane is your Professional print design freelancer in Brighton
Adobe InDesign is the best programme for print layout design. Creating the precise size and shape for the printing and can cope and made for with lots of high resolution images. Sarahjane always confirms the print details, size, bleed and PDF spec before creating artwork, saving time for client proofing.
A blog is an effective way to promote your business with branded photos
Have you seen a photo on the internet and asked the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ questions!
Branding your images helps promote your business, with a clear logo and website address. Even if these are lost in the social media world, it will still communicate who, what and where. Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are the best programs for this job, creating jpegs or pngs on mass.
Artworker uses photoshop paths for beautiful illustrations
Working with beautiful graphic illustrations is something novel for this Artworker. Sarahjane efficiently worked with the illustrations and text, moving them into their new book size for print. Keeping to the graphic designers style and theme. Using Photoshop paths for a seamless cut out and overlay of images.
Word document requiring a touch of design for Large Report Tender
Why not have the best of both worlds… a bit of Adobe InDesign combined with an editable large page Word document. Large reports always require rewriting just before it’s due to be submitted. Your document can be kept in it’s sections of editability and design, then combined seamlessly at the end with the power of PDF’s.
This Artworker can tidy and made consistent your word file. This includes all fonts, colours and headings, made to look the consistent with your InDesign pages.
Designed icons / infographics / charts / quote / tables and images from your Website can also be created and added into Word document to create an eye catching layout.
Sarahjane has advanced skills in Adobe InDesign. She will keep your design accurate, consistent and within brand. Edit and retouch images using Photoshop. Recreate icons and logos using Illustrator. Create print ready artwork and interactive Adobe PDF.
Print Text is quickly made consistent with InDesign styles or WORD styles
Sarahjane Jackson is your Freelance Artworker who enjoys working with paragraph and character styles. Keeping your design, fonts and colours consistent. She will also use your list of ‘dos and don’ts’ for punctuation throughout a document.
Technical InDesign for perfect print design layout
This Artworker enjoys the technical pre setup, adding the foundations of an InDesign document. Print ready, master pages, folios, adding text to brand, styles for TOC and images, table, footnotes, index and icons. Print ready for the designer to add the creative magic. By adding the technical bits first this leaves time for those last minute amends before print. The perfect assistant to the creative designer.
Simple, clean and readable print design in Microsoft
Copy and pasting information together in Microsoft Word can become messy. Word can be tamed by Sarahjane. Your local Freelance Artworker can tidy your Word file to look clean, consistent and with a touch of design. Working with your colours and fonts to keep the look consistent and professional, even with the simplest of designs.
Freelance Artworker can prep layout, flow in large amounts of copy and images QUICKLY
Sarahjane is very happy to start the prep work on any multi page InDesign print document. Flowing in copy, adding styles, relevant images, charts, icons and remove any inconsistencies (e.g. double spaces etc.). Starting with the ‘final’ content on a layout helps designers see the space they have to work with to create a beautiful design.
Freelance Artworker keeps your Print documents consistent and to brand
Re-branding your artwork can seem a chore. Sarahjane is a Freelance Artworker who is highly organised with large quantities of artwork, she can re-brand your documents quickly and efficiently, keeping artwork consistent with lots of attention to detail. Also working with InDesign and Word together, for your long text heavy reports. See Sarahjane’s testimonial from Fruit Design.
Do you need help to organise or collate print Artwork images?
Freelancing in lots of different offices, Sarahjane works with a lot of different filing systems (some good, some bad and some ugly). Being highly organised helps create artwork quickly and efficiently. Sarahjane enjoys the process of sorting, collating, listing and archiving. From photos to artwork.
PDF presentations are a fantastic tool for showing a large body of artwork, giving an overall view of designs or images.
Teaching and creating a book with Adobe Creative Suite InDesign
A simple book layout may sound very easy to do, but making the text fit, keep it consistent and to a set numbers of pages is not so simple. Sarahjane’s client understands InDesign to a certain level, this is helpful for those small amends. Working together they used her InDesign expertise they made the process quicker, smoother and easier.
Sarahjane is very patient and a logical thinker. She understands that learning is about repetition.
Freelance Artworker creates print ready artwork in Brighton
InDesign is the best programme for print layout, creating the precise size and shape for the printers. It is also the only programme that can cope with high resolution images. Sarahjane always confirms the print details, size, bleed and PDF spec before creating artwork. She only creates finished (final) artwork from the start of a project, saving time before a print deadline.
Updating WordPress blog website and adding posts Freelancer
Working in-house with Shula, updating her website theme, editing pages and blog, adding images, documents and videos. Sarahjane created her style and with a consistent look, made a business brand, giving the website a professional and personal feel.
Digital artwork is created and designed in a similar way to print artwork, using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Freelance Artworker uses existing styling and branding set up by a Graphic Designer
From InDesign files with existing styling and branding designed in InDesign by Jenifer Rose. Sarahjane created the new exhibition artist catalogue with images and text supplied by M1 Fine Art. Corrections made from Acrobat Reader using the PDF comments tools.
Personalising and branding your website can be hard if you don’t have the software or time. Sarahjane updated The Choi Foundation website, took photos and expanded the brand by personalising every post image on the Blog. Regular Posts are very important to keep your website ‘alive’ for all search engines, as well as keeping it ‘up-to-date’ for potential customers. Please contact Sarahjane using the email form for help and advice on your Blog website.
Photo books are a beautiful object to own and can look very professional. When my client asked me to create her family album I was very excited. She wanted a simple layout, using scanned photos and memorabilia. I have used Loxley Colour a few times before and created beautiful photo books using their software. Once downloaded onto my clients computer, I could create a bespoke layout for her images. Please contact me using the email form with any enquiries.
High-quality print document and interactive PDF in one file
Sarahjane’s client knew exactly how he wanted the layout in InDesign. She created the artwork quickly into a print ready and interactive PDF. Amends were made using Acrobat PDF sticky note comments. Using cloud storage between Artworker and client for easy access to files.
Freelance Artworker formatting your Microsoft documents for presentation or print
Sarahjane has been helping businesses to brand and format their presentations to look more professional for years. A layout in PowerPoint can be edited by anyone, an Artworker can tidy and make your presentation look consistent with design branding or designer’s artwork. Presentations can also be non editable, made in InDesign and using as a Acrobat PDF.
InDesigner available to hire for large or small artwork layout
Sarahjane is your Adobe InDesign expert, this means she knows how to use to InDesign to its full potential and uses it everyday. Creating print documents quickly and consistently. From leaflets to work manuals. From a small two page leaflet to a large 2,000 page document. She uses styles, keyboard shortcuts and master pages. Creating table of contents, indexes, tables, graphs and drawings. Through to the amends made using client made Acrobat sticky notes / comments.
Sarahjane worked with The Specialist Works in their Brighton studio. Screwfix artwork was created from a designed template of the catalogue, leaflet, POS, poster etc. In English and German (copy and paste). Working with strict brand guidelines to keep consistency in the design. Downloading images from a web storage and filing in the correct places for future use. Using the latest Adobe InDesign to create the layout and PDF’s for amends / comments.
Calling all remote Graphic Designers… do you require help with InDesign amends, recreating artwork and print ready layout created from a scamp? Sarahjane is available at a competitive hourly rate, working remotely or in-house from Brighton.
Hire Sarahjane by the hour for any print and design Adobe InDesign artworking in Brighton East Sussex. She is a very flexible freelancer, highly organised and can be called on at short notice or booked in advanced. Sarahjane is only 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. She also works remotely using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud. See Sarahjane’s skills on her Artworker page.
“I love the jobs Designers hate… e.g. long and repetitive!”
Viewing your artwork PDF proof and highlighting changes quickly, helps everyone concerned. Here’s how. Without having to describe where on a page they are and using clear simple instructions such as delete, replace or add, all help speed the process up. Amends can be shared and added to the PDF artwork and these clearly show the persons name, replies can be added too. Did you can also copy ‘n’ paste text to and from a PDF, keeping human error to a minimum.
For the Artworker this is a great visual of pre amends, as pages can move. A reference and a check list, enabling amends to be made quickly. Acrobat Reader is free to download here. If you would like a lesson or advice please contact Sarahjane here.
Sarahjane regularly keeps up to date with the latest tricks Adobe have, they all help create a fast layout. Proud of being an expert in InDesign, a bit of a perfectionist, she uses grids, guides, master pages and styles to keep branding looking consistent. These all help with the other 101 things you have to remember when creating a designed layout.
Sarahjane is also happy to use your cloud storage and timesheets.
Remote Freelance Artworker, Sarahjane Jackson based in Brighton, UK. Please see her CV page for design agencies she has worked with.
New logo redrawn in Illustrator to create a Vector file to use on the web or print
Sarahjane’s client had lost his original logo artwork file and needed a new vector file (jpeg, png) recreated. A clean, crisp, web friendly file to use for their website and word documents. They also required the font to be updated to a more modern style keeping the colours and shape.
A logo is very important in business and one can be created from a photo or a scribble. Illustrator files can easily be made into jpegs and png, for using on your website and Microsoft Word files.
Customer fillable DIGITAL interactive form created in InDesign
A digital or PDF fillable form can be created in InDesign then saved as an interactive PDF through Acrobat. Deigned with your branding Sarahjane can layout your bespoke form. Use in emails or on websites. Ready for your customers to fill out and return to you. Forms for bookings, applications, registration, banking, personal details etc. Interactive forms can have tick boxes or buttons, required boxes, drop down list, paragraph boxes etc. The good news is the same file can also be used for print, its double bubble! Contact Sarahjane here.
Freelance Artworker Brighton creating design and print
Artworker available to add your content regularly to your website
Sarahjane is available to add content to your WordPress blog website. Adding your text, images, creating logos, icons, PDFs, theme updates, plugin update and amends. Available to hire by the hour and very flexible.
Websites work best when they are regularly added to and updated. Plus potential clients like to see an up to date website.
Artworker creates installation diagram in Adobe Illustrator
Drawn over the top of photographs to create a perfect simple outline illustration to use as an installation diagrams. These drawings are made as a vector file and can be used in multiple ways either for print and on the web.
Keeping the artwork to exactly the client specifications to create ‘how to’ diagrams.
Microsoft Excel is limited for creativity and design but InDesign can create company branded tables from your Excel tables. By importing and setting up table styles Sarahjane can quickly change many tables to look the consistent e.g. the same colour and fonts. They can also flow neatly from page to page. Tables are a fantastic way to layout lots of data neatly.
From hotels, golf courses, Spa’s to restaurants requiring literature to be artworked for print or web. Designers in Brighton agencies create beautiful branding, a company’s bespoke style and look.
Sometimes they require an Artworker to help during these busy times, to recreate artwork in all shapes and sizes. This is the stuff designers don’t have time for and it needs an well organised Artworkers full attention.
Sarahjane artwork report data as a spider graph and a radar chart
Graphs are easy for Sarahjane to design using Illustrator and them imported into an InDesign report layout. Using supplied data and her Artworker skills, Sarahjane changes the colour to match the document branding.
This 240 page legal report contained 40 graphs as well as lots of tables. Once the first graph was approved Sarahjane quickly created the rest.
Graphs come in different shapes and can be designed to fit the space available on a page. Working closely with the consultant the report was finish before the deadline.
Designed by the Art Director and finished by Sarahjane Jackson
The Art Director created the design concept and the branding with the college. From this branding Sarahjane created the 44 page Student Handbook and Pre-arrival Handbook as print ready artwork.
The Artwork consisted of setting up InDesign master pages using styles. Collating images and using Photoshop to save them as print ready. Changes and amends where added to the PDF proofs by the college and Sarahjane completed these to reach the final version.