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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
Working remotely I was asked to design a staff stock catalogue using existing website branding (colours, logo and fonts). A simple and quick layout of 26 pages. This lead to me creating two more catalogues, two order forms and a stock leaflet. Using the latest Adobe InDesign to create the layout and PDF’s for amends and comments.
Sarahjane used Brian previous artwork and recreated the new updated Wired Sussex Job Fair paper. Working in-house in the Brighton studio with the latest InDesign. Copy sent approved and added to layout. Creating a new map from scratch using Illustrator, keeping everything print ready for the tight deadline.
I enjoy a challenge and Fruit asked if I would create Microsoft Word templates for University of Cambridge to help standardise their paperwork. The designer had created the rebrand and I copied this style into Microsoft Word. Using headers, footers and styles to create a variety of templates.
Microsoft Word styles are easy to use once you know how. I am also available to teach.
Freelance Artworker assisting other Freelance Designers
Sarahjane is very happy helping out other fellow freelancers, Designers and Artworkers, in-house or remotely. Urgent projects with tight deadlines can crop up unexpectedly and or all at once. A picture heavy layout, updated with many different languages. Communication is key to have the correct text on the correct page.
A InDesign files can be made from Quark on the internet
Converting Quark to InDesign on the internet will give you the basic’s. Colours, images and lots and lots of text boxes. The layout will still require artworking and proofing. The file can be polished, as an Artworker I would still start a layout from scratch as you don’t know what nasties lie within. Giving you a clean and tidy file for print.
Table design is neat and tidy and can be achieved with Adobe InDesign styles for a consistent look and feel. A colour of font change can be made with one click instead of multi page amends. Using InDesign, the tables flow nicely from page to page the same a Microsoft Word and can be easily imported. There is more control in InDesign to Word and will look more professional.
It is always great to work at a printers to see where the print ready artwork goes. We worked with great images and these are the key to a clear eye grabbing POS poster. Simple branding helps create a recognisable style.
Keeping the layout to very strict brand guidelines
Sarahjane rebranded hundreds of product learning guides leaflets into new templates for John Lewis Partnership, one for each item they sell. They have there own in-house team but required someone who could follow strict guidelines and steam through the rebrand. Sarahjane used her advanced skills in InDesign to keep the brand consistent Please see Sarahjane’s references from Image Data Group.
John Lewis Partnership, Freelance Artworker at Image Data Group
Sarahjane took on the mammoth text heavy layout project in InDesign of EDF’s craft manuals. Eight manuals in total with around 600 pages long each. The original 1970’s manuals where scanned into word files then Sarahjane imported them into InDesign. Using styles she made from the corporate branding and guidelines to create a consistent document. This also links to automated contents pages for each section. Please see Sarahjane’s references.
A car designer will never build or maintain a car, the mechanic does.
A professional Artworker uses InDesign to its full potential (e.g. master pages, styles, keyboard shortcuts, TOC’s etc.). Creating a clean and tidy print ready layout and will be quicker than a designer. This is excellent for large page documents / catalogues / brochures / reports and tenders, keeping consistencies and to corporate branding. An Artworker will also predict future amends and create the layout accordingly. We also have to be highly organised with studio files e.g. images, word files, amends and each office has its own filing structure. This also helps other colleagues pick up a project quickly.
Artworker’s enables the designer do what they are good at – DESIGNING!