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You know what’s fucking stressful

Being a lil’ baby graphic designer, more or less fresh from uni in your first proper job and you have to be in contact with those people who produce things and stuff and they use all these fancy words for printing requirements and I’m here like “Help me Google-Kenobi, you’re my only hope”

HELLO smol baby graphic designer!

I don’t know who you are, but I’ve been there, and I come from the future with this message of hope:

  • It’s not actually as complicated as it sounds. (In fact, it’s not actually as complicated as it used to be, which unfortunately adds to the confusion as you have multiple generations used to different requirements)
  • You are NOT alone. “How the heck am I supposed to prep this thing for the printer?” is an incredibly vital piece of the job that most schools totally ignore, for mysterious reasons of their own (My current bet is on hazing).
  • It will all be old hat… eventually.
  • If you use your google fu and pay attention to setting your files up in a tidy manner in the first place, those production people will fall over themselves thanking you for being one of ‘the good ones’