Posted 22.06.2017 @ 1.39PM
Small suggestion but a thumbs up button would be nice. Sometimes you just want to give something a thumbs up without responding in a post. Wonder what others think.
I usually just look at forums and jobs but am wondering it its worth simplifying the nav - maybe social links can go to the bottom but with new share buttons for threads?
Also like JamesB idea about encouraging more student interaction.
With the way the education industry is going - lot more online students, less resources and unis/colleges encouraging peer reviewing, could be a handy resource. Maybe need to get some student moderators to promote and get some traction or a student specific forum.
Posted 14.02.2017 @ 5.04PM (Edited 14.02.2017 @ 5.20PM)
If you could legally get away with it I couldn't give a rats arse about old sayings. Especially if it stops them from exploiting people in the future. Of course it would be stupid to leave yourself open to being sued but we're not talking about someone who is making false or outlandish claims.
In any case I was thinking more about some way of flagging to others to be aware of them for potential work or to at least have some expectations about their past dodginess.
Not that I was talking about social media but as an aside - people post shit on facebook all the time to complain about poor customer service. Can't someone say pay me for my work? How could that lead to being sued? For what?
Anyways I'm just hypothesising. I agree that its probably not worth the time trying to go after them but I do hope the avenues previously suggested by others work.
It would suck for anyone but it would be worse for those that are living invoice to invoice and can't afford to not be paid.
Posted 14.02.2017 @ 12.09AM
Could it be worth your time to email the head office if its part of a wider chain or emailing the head guy - maybe he/she might be more professional?
It's a bummer there isn't some site where you can name and shame
Posted 17.11.2016 @ 4.39PM
Looks like you need to rasterise the layer first, select, copy and then File > New from Clipboard
Posted 16.11.2016 @ 3.19AM
You're prob referring to Affinity Designer which is the AI equivalent. Haven't played around too much with Designer but am finding Photo to be excellent so far. My main issue atm is the exporting to PSD is a problem when and if I need to send layered artwork to clients - it doesn't behave well. As an example it flattens the text layers. If they could fix/improve conversion thing and have some sort of ability to work with smart objects I'd swap everything in a heartbeat.
If you are contemplating it, remember you can get it through the App store not to mention getting the 20% off iTunes cards is available almost all year round to redeem on it.
Posted 14.02.2017 @ 9.31PM
Thanks for the input!
re: 50% before commencing and 50% before delivery. For me that's been difficult, particularly with this client where deadlines are so short and the design needs to be printed and displayed yesterday. And then there's delay in payments for tax reasons etc.
@TIMBUG there isn't a head office. The contact I have is surely taken orders from the higher ups to ignore.
I'm planning on going through VCAT. I'll document the process and keep y'all updated in the unfortunate event someone else needs to go through the process.
Posted 25.06.2014 @ 3.56PM
Thanks @Timbug - in a lot of ways I've thought and tried to put in place exactly the things you're talking about but it's so good to know I'm not alone!
I think the thing that's bothering me the most is that the design team seems to be getting a reputation for being slow to respond and turn around, when I often feel the issue is as much a case of clients not leaving enough time to get something done (which then makes more organised people's projects lag, cos they're pushed out of the way by projects for people higher up in the organisation) or not being realistic about how long it can take to design something (which is mostly education on our part, but also standing our ground on maintaining a level of quality because we can do it faster, but not as well).
The idea that we're getting that reputation does upset me, but so far I don't feel like I've made much inroad in my education campaign :(