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 for folios, adding text to brand, styles for TOC and images, table, footnotes, index and icons. 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.
Please contact Sarahjane using the email form for any potential project.
Microsoft Word can be tamed!
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.
Fruit Design Artworker
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.
BB Printing Freelance Artworker
Using Designer corporate branding and guidelines
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.
Image Data Group, Freelance Artworker, Sarahjane Jackson
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An Artworker is the designer’s mechanic
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, each office has its own filing structure. This helps other colleagues pick a project quickly.
Artworker’s enables the designer do what they are good at – DESIGNING!