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And I'm not saying those are bad or demeaning jobs, because we all have to pay the bills.
As the message states, it's better to be a production artist than a starving one. As I have been in the screen printing industry doing college and resort jobs now for almost 20 years there is more to it than just fullblock vertical arches. I think most of the people on here have great talent but put in the real world where they have to create what the customer wants is more restrictive than Woot. We have dead lines and restrictions on everything from the backers, halftone dot sizes to even the screen mesh we suggest. You may be able to create a magnificent design but when it gets to screens it's a nightmare. I've seen some of the printed shirts from Woot (the flying penguin comes to mind) and I was more impressed with the jpg than the actual shirt they lose allot in translation. Stop complaining, Woot has given us a chance to show our talents, the people who buy from Woot vote on what they like. If all you want to do is win look back at past winners and adjust your art to match. If you want to show your creative skills then just have fun and hope for the best. However if you think you are the best artist alive, get a heat press and sell your own stuff. Stop gripping Woot doesn't have to keep this going they could hire artists and just create their own stuff, I'm sure there are folks over in China that could do this for allot less and not wine. That's where the first company I worked for sent my job. God bless NAFT.
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snarkygal wrote:Another Halloween, another dumb candy corn design. It was bound to happen.
And it had to be this designer. Ok, it didn't have to be, but we all damn well expected it, right?
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