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.
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.
Everyone loves a family tree, and with photos it becomes really personal. Sarahjane Jackson, nee Moth created her family tree using InDesign to create a PDF for home printing all well as for viewing on screen. This solved the problem of a not so practical large piece of paper.
Sarahjane designed the family tree for print and for screen, for all age groups. The A4 print layout contains arrows drawn to the corresponding page, these pages can be laid out like a jigsaw. The same PDF artwork has interactive arrows, click on these to turn to the next page. Very simple to use.
All photos are saved with the person’s full name and date of birth together with the InDesign file. These are kept safe on the cloud for future amends and additions.
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.
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.
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.
Personalising and branding your website can be hard if you don’t have the software or time. Sarahjane updated The Choi Foundation website, took photos and expanded the brand by personalising every post image on the Blog. Regular Posts are very important to keep your website ‘alive’ for all search engines, as well as keeping it ‘up-to-date’ for potential customers. Please contact Sarahjane using the email form for help and advice on your Blog website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.