Thursday, 17 December 2009
For my work experience in the summer I spent a week in the design department at David and Charles publishing house. Aside from the obvious benefits of tasting the real world of work outside of the university it also provided a week of intensive I.T training in all the various software packages that publishers now use, which for an aspiring book illustrator was invaluable. I have included below an example brief that i was given for brainstorming logo ideas for the marketing department (unfortunately i now only have the printouts and not the original illustrator files). As well as these few creative briefs i became familiar with the real donkey work that goes on at a publishers i.e. copying out diagrams, proof reading ozalids for copy errors and data entry.