I am a highly experienced graphic designer, writer and artworker based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. I like to use Adobe Illustrator as my main design tool, I think mainly because it cost so much to buy it…! As well as using it for years at various workplaces. Currently I’m working on freelance projects with two printing companies and one internet reviews site, sometime I have spare time to fit in work on two of my own projects GuitarDesignReviews and TaiwanDuck.
Since I’m using a PC/Windows at home I sometimes use some of the great ‘bargain basement’ illustration programs such as Xara Xtreme, Serif Drawplus and Inkscape. It’s good to use alternative software sometimes.
On this blog I am going to write about the designs I’m working on at the time and the software, hardware and techniques used to do the work. There will be a pretty even mix of these categories and I’ll probably look into related stuff like books, DVDs and photography too.
I have a page at Logo Sauce for – logos… To start a logo design I prefer doing single or spot colour work, I think a logo stands or falls on it’s single colour or mono version, and at some time if not most of the time, the single colour version will be essential. For example your logo will be sent on a FAX, or be printed on some promotional merchandise that only can use black/single ink such as a pen barrel etc. A high colour version can be generated and developed from the original mono version, this is the correct way!