An Artworker is a perfect assistant for the Creative Designer

Freelance Artworker, Brighton, Sarahjane Jackson

TECHNICAL InDesign ARTWORK before design

This Artworker enjoys the technical pre set up, 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 about any potential project.

Creating a branded Microsoft Word template

Creating a branded Microsoft Word template

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

Text heavy craft manuals InDesign layout

Work manual document print ready layout

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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What is an Artworker?

Artworker EDF Manual Indesign

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!