All posts filed under: Graphic Designs

DESIGN: Career Detour

Two years ago, I made a decision to work in a fashion e-commerce business since it is becoming new a trend world wide. So I accepted an offer with the premium online fashion shopping dot com in UAE. It was discussed during my interview that I am aiming to get a Senior position in the Design team since I left the same position in my previous company so they promised that there is a promising opportunity for me. It did not go that well after I realized the work routines for a crowd of graphic designers in the company. I was the only non-arabic speaking designer in the group of 10 and they use Arabic as their main language. I’m the only designer who has more than 5 years of experience in graphic design. They use PC. Most source of images are from Shutterstock. They use Photoshop as the basic design software… and they made me crop images from the white background (just one big time lol!). I felt like a newbie so much because …

ONE MUST NOT REVEAL HIS SECRET SKILLS: Expo Stand Design – Oasis

One doesn’t just simply let his/her employer know all his/her skills and capabilities. One has to have his secret weapon to be able to outplay the competition. Specially when you are a multi-talented graphic designer (ehem!). It is actually normal for some graphic designer to possess multiple design skills apart from their specialization and sometimes they excel more with their extra curricular activities like fine arts, photography, fashion, interior design, product, packaging, animation, web, 3d, architecture, audio and a lot more to mention. They can be just anything they want because they are freaking shapeshifting artist. So why you should not tell them all that you can do? Because they will abuse you and use you up the the last drop of your blood for the same amount of salary you are getting instead of outsourcing it from external agency. I’ve seen a job description from some job sourcing website here in Dubai for a graphic designer wanting them to be good in 3D, Autocad, Adobe suites, web design, php, css, xhtml, will do brochure, …

So You Want to be a Graphic Designer

WHAT DOES  GRAPHIC DESIGNER DO? Along with writers, clients, and other creative people who decide on what the content or message should be, graphic designers make the content look appealing to the client’s audience. Graphic designers are the people who design the magazines, product labels, shopping bags, websites, cereal boxes, newspapers, logos, stationery, books, movie posters, billboards, and millions of other things that we see many times every day. IS GRAPHIC DESIGN FUN? Absolutely. If you’re good at art, and like working with words, type, illustrations and images, you’ll probably enjoy graphic design. Graphic design is work, so is it always fun? Not always. The work can be tedious (like when you have to create 45 charts in Adobe Illustrator). Plus, if you are getting paid, you are working for someone else and it’s your job to keep your boss or client happy. That means that most clients and bosses will want to have some say in what the project looks like. Here’s a great video showing a somewhat extreme example. Thanks to YouTube poster, TheMimeographer.   WHAT …

Threadless Once More

  I love Threadless designs… I love funny t-shirt designs! I only wish that time will come shipping here in the UAE will be more easier, faster and safer. I had troubles claiming my first order. Lost and never received the replacement order. What could be worst? Better luck next time. I wish to get more shirt online but not sure for now. Why I love Threadless? I’m a designer too! It’s a crowd of creative people when you’re inside their website. Everyone is so creative!                 Blog post by: John Robert Ramos Image of my self are mine of course, Threadless images are from threadless dot com.

INSIDE JOB: Cover & Layout Design for Querky

Cover and layout design I made for The VM Bible (Manual) from my previous company QHD. Querky is a magazine style manual for the visual merchandiser. We intentionally made this manual design very funky through eclectic pop. The bible writing style, pop art concept and catchy phrases are all created by myself. The Retail and Design team really loves the overall design from cover to cover. Too bad I left the company already.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Prenuptial

PHOTOGRAPHY: Prenuptial photo shoot for a friend of mine Subert & Anna. This is my first art direction attempt for prenuptial photography. I manage to select all details, setting, location, wardrobe, props & set-ups, effects, gestures and emotions. The final product look authentic. Awesome for the first time hit. This is only possible with the help of our friends. We had fun while doing this. Watch the video: