Paul Bunyar

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  • Posted to Adobe XD Release May 2019: Design systems, components, and so much more, in reply to Mike Schwartz , May 14, 2019

    Oh, okay. What I have read so far only mentions sharing via the cloud. If I can do local sharing — especially to myself for new documents — than I am good. Thanks.

    1 point
  • Posted to Adobe XD Release May 2019: Design systems, components, and so much more, May 14, 2019

    Cloud, cloud, cloud. Disappointed that the only way to share / load assets is from a cloud document. Why can't I simply load assets / colors / styles / etc. from a base document on my desktop or server? Just like as I do in InDesign. Believe it or not, the world doesn't live in the cloud.

    2 points
  • Posted to What's going on with DesignerNews?, May 06, 2019

    I think taking the down votes off would be a good start. If I don't like something, I am obviously not going to up vote it. I will just ignore it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Which tool are you using to manage your designtasks per project and how do you organize them?, Apr 24, 2019

    I work on an in-house team in financial services. Currently we use Robohead. It's pretty powerful and probably pricey. We almost selected FunctionFox, but at the time Robohead provided more flexibility in building project briefs and reports. I would take a close look at FunctionFox to see if it meets your needs.

    0 points
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., Apr 12, 2019

    Just a sidebar…

    To give an idea life you FLESH it out. To FLUSH it out would be to discard it completely.

    2 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., Apr 10, 2019

    I'm a late bloomer. I didn't start until I was 30. Now I'm 58. About 22 years of my career have been working on two different in-house teams. Good stuff. Good hours. Good benefits.

    I am presently trying to add more and more digital skills to my tool set. I'm just getting started — in html, css, UI, animation.

    I hope to move from where I am now to either another in-house position or with a firm that can use my abilities in collaboration with others. I expect this could mean a pay cut since I am presently a novice in some areas.

    Management? That's not for me. I really like working with others and for others. But my skills are better suited to actually designing rather than directing/promoting/growing a team.

    As I get older, if I'm unable to find a permanent position, I expect I will do contract/temp work through an agency of some sort.

    I'm on my second marriage. I told my present wife before we got married that graphic designers don't retire, they just do fewer projects. I plan to stick to that. So…

    Exit strategy: death. [But I believe I still have several years to run.]

    18 points
  • Posted to Best design feedback tool for Sketch?, Mar 27, 2019

    I'm just getting started in Sketch, so what do I know. And this is kind of old school, but couldn't you export the art boards to PDF? Then the client can comment in Acrobat and pass back. It would think this would work securely and safely — especially corporate, in-house.

    0 points
  • Posted to If this vector design tech was in Affinity, Sketch, Figma, etc., would you drop Adobe Illustrator?, Dec 19, 2017

    At this point, my reason for continuing to use Illustrator is that it still is the only vector app I know of that has a chart tool. I work in financial services and need to be able to create charts that can stay grouped and easy to update quarter to quarter. Now, if Adobe does what they say, we may have an updated chart tool [not improved in over 20 years] that may either continue to live in Illustrator or be a separate app.

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  • Posted to Affinity Publisher teased in new sneak-peek video, in reply to Dan Raftis , Dec 19, 2017

    I noticed two things. First, a vertical text box rule. I saw that a rule was created vertically and set to the outside left of the text frame. So, you would do that instead of drawing a separate vertical rule. I don't think InDesign has that.

    Second, did you notice that the effects filter on the photo was "live"? Instead of having to select Multiply or Screen or Overlay individually to view one at a time, you slide over each selection and the change is immediate and "live". Now that is cool.

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