Monday, August 29, 2005

I am now a freelancer Graphic Designer

I've just recently got my sole trader ABN number and I am now also doing freelance work at David Wheeler's Graphic Designs in St Peters every Friday as an artwork assembler and finisher. Having worked in the educational environment for about a year now I've had to get used to commercial work once again. Having not done much commercial experience up till this point, it has been hard for me to get back into the production line of churning out work at a fast pace. However it's something which I'm sure I'll get used to as the days go along. So far so good at St Peters (although I wish it wasn't that far) and David is happy with the work up to this point even though I've only been there for three days work so far.
I work from the illustrations and layouts that he does in pencil and I turn it into the finished artwork ready for printing.
I am quite amazed how efficiently he works and it's like I'm spoon fed! He hands me the designs or layouts which he draws up on his drawing board. He labels the colour break downs (in Pantone colours!) as well as a text break down as well. This process works very well and the graphic designer does all the production. I'm quite happy working this way at the moment because I know exactly what he is after, without having to think up something from scratch.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Two wisdom teeth removed

Today I'm recovering over my dental surgery that happened yesterday morning at The Dental Surgery in The Pacific Medical Centre in Blacktown at 9:30am. I had to get two of my wisdom teeth removed on my right side as it was creating a huge ulser and there was no room for the wisdom teeth. I had been putting up with the ulser and pain all weekend. I was extremely nervous sitting in the chair. I had never been to this surgeon (Dr Lipworth) before so that added to my nervousness even though he has been practicing for 18 years. Lucky my dad was there for moral support.
The most painful part of it all was the three needles he used at the start of the procedure. They hurt so bad that I let out a cry at one point. The Dr then started with the procedure with the dental nurse at the ready. I never thought being awake whilst two people operated on my mouth could be so scary! Hell I was shaking with fright the whole time even though I couldn't feel a thing after the needles. If any of you have to face what I went through I wouldn't recommend a local anesthetic because you are awake the whole time. If you do, just close your eyes or look away which is what I did.
The pain after the procedure didn't really kick in until 1pm after I got up from a small nap. So I took two Nuerofen tablets after I had lunch of yummy fish, mash and peas.
Today I'm going fine but I'm not closing my mouth fully because it's still tender in the back. I'm just glad it doesn't hurt all that much. I'll put up a photo later today of my teeth for you to be grosed out about! lol

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bondi Tsunami DVD winner

I'd like to announce that I'm a proud winner of a Bondi Tsunami prize pack which I entered about a month ago!!! I'm so happy to be one of the lucky 30 winners. I had to answer ten questions about the movie and fax my entry back to them and keep my fingers crossed. Can't wait to get the prize in the mail! :) To view the winners (including me) you can go here