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ca grantI've been working in graphics for over 30 years, most of that running my own small studio. I've had people working for me, I've worked for other people, I've done a lot of freelancing in agencies. For a while I was a Studio Manager in a small advertising agency. I've been a small offset printer, done some typesetting, proof-reading, illustration and an awful lot of finished art.

When I trained, we did everything as slap-and-stick, with drawing boards and darkrooms. Now I have a bunch of Macs, Scanners and Digital Photography gear and do some 3D modelling. I still have a drawing board.

I've done advertisements, annual reports, packaging, direct-mail, displays, business cards, billboards, book covers, retouching, brochures, websites, posters, corporate identity, copy writing, stubby holders and the odd tattoo. If a need arises for Interactive Organic Holographic Vegetables, I'll probably have a go at that, too.

If I had a mission statement, it would be something as corny as "Satisfying my Client's  Needs" (Within reason. I'm not that good-looking, and can't play the tuba worth a damn.) In reality, that means trying to do what you need, when you need it, within your budget. I also means that if I'm supplying something you're going to give to a printer, then it had better be something they can use, not something they have to spend time fixing.

I still draw.


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