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.
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.
It is great to work at a printers to see where the print ready artwork goes. Creating posters from huge spreadsheets, quickly collating images, prices and T&Cs. Working with great images ready for printing on these POS poster. Branding is simple, using styles for consistency.
BB Printing, Freelance Artworker, Sarahjane Jackson
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!