Sarahjane Jackson is a professional Freelance Artworker, InDesign expert, available for hire in-house or remotely, Mac or PC, competitive rates charged by the hour.
Category: Freelance Artworker
Sarahjane Jackson a professional Freelance Artworker available for hire, in-house or remotely, Mac or PC, competitive rates charged by the hour. Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Specialising in text heavy literature since 2001. Sarahjane can be booked at short notice, long days, evenings, weekends, highly flexible to suit your requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Print deadlines all seem to arrive very quickly for clients. Sarahjane was hired to artwork layouts, adding in text and images. Working closely with Project Manager and Senior Designer. Making client amends using PDF sticky notes and creating print ready PDFs.
Sarahjane creates high quality artwork that is ready for print. Some designer create a draft design for the Artworker to update with the final print ready version.
Creating a final version from the start saves time and stress before a huge print deadline like the Fringe Festival brochure. Sarahjane is highly organised and makes sure all her artwork is CMYK, with the correct brand fonts and colours.
Artworking 50 charity campaign packs for the Art Director
The Art Director created templates for this five item campaign pack. Sarahjane created master pages and artworked each pack by inserting the text, updating the map, choosing images creating a relevant pattern for each country.
Working closely with editors and account managers on amends and consistencies, the artwork was created efficiently and quickly.
Web PNG, JPEG and print PDF files created by Sarahjane Jackson
This small family run business required eBay banners, icons and logos designed for there website. Sarahjane created these in InDesign where she was able to save to any type of file required e.g. jpeg or png.
This artwork was then used to create their vinyl window stickers, posters, a gravatar / favicon and some adverts.
Artworker uses InDesign to collate Microsoft Word files for print
Sarahjane was given the challenge of combining together a collection of research documents into one simple easy to use interactive file with a contents and appendices. Plus the added bonus of it being small enough to email out to clients around the world.
Adobe InDesign is the perfect tool for the job, placing Microsoft Word files and using hyperlinks on top, creating a 226 page document. The PDF was then made into a smaller file size for emailing.
Sarahjane enjoys helping out local businesses with flyers, leaflets, web icons and banners. She charges by the hour and can create artwork from a found sample ideas or a sketch.
Sarahjane’s tip to help decide on a size for your flyer or leaflet is to get a print estimate first, for single or double sided. Plus a sample is very handy to touch and feel the quality and to see the size of the font and images.
Graphic Designer’s involved in publishing hire Sarahjane from time to time to help out when they are busy designing. Involved layout that consist of times, dates and places requires a your full attention especially in a ‘What’s On Guide’.
Sarahjane was asked to help out with local magazine Seaford Scene and Eastbourne Old Town Criers. She is highly organised and thoroughly enjoys the challenge. Using style sheets in InDesign to make the design consistent and quicker to layout.
Sarahjane desk hopped around the office over a few weeks covering the email and helping out on projects while the designers where on holiday. The Senior Designer had created the menus templates with the client and Sarahjane updated the content and made it print ready. Also updating and amending American Express T&Cs, catalogues, leaflets and banners.
Legal document updated to new brand colours and logos
A Microsoft Word document is usually supplied in a real mess, a collection of different fonts and colours. This can be imported directly into InDesign and manipulating the font to fit on four sides and still be readable.
Sarahjane also created an interactive PDF, recreated a T&Cs layouts, made amends to existing projects and help create an EPUB.