A design business cannot relinquish how it once was. It’s perfectly alright to make designs in a computer software, one which is geared toward the modern style. This would be something that is more akin to 3D designing, model crafting and being able to see the artist impression from different angles. However what will never die out is the need to see the products in person and with your eyes. This is why every design business needs to have an area where this kind of old fashioned or old school way of doing things is able to be done. Creating a design is one thing but imagining how it would look like on a poster, a business sign, at an exhibition or grand opening of some sort, is very different. The space is needed in the beginning, but the practices can only be implemented if the area caters for them in the first place.
Painting and sketching
Even if the designs you create a being done so on software, your business should definitely have an area where the most basic of art practices can be done. Painting and sketching your ideas along with all your capable staff members is something that your business should never drop. However, if your small business only has a small area to work in, this means you need to be extra careful around your expensive hardware. You could have a horseshoe set up of computers where all your artists collaborate, and on the opposite end, a place where you can draw your ideas down onto paper or a canvas. Look for a Commercial Electrician who can install electrical systems and equipment such as lamps for you with easy access, and also systems that will allow you to plug in different painting tools such as pressure brushes. With the different shades of paint you can apply, the different strokes and styles will come out onto paper, transferred over from the computers. You’ll get a much better picture of what the design will look like once you’ve printed it off.
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Once a design is finished, it can go through the line of command or essentially the editorial chain, and get approved. Other times it’s much better to have a meeting with all the relevant staff from the junior designer or artist, to the editorial manager. In this meeting area, you can compare side by side, what the initial aim was, and what the end product has turned out to be like. Here it’s important to go through the advisory notes and changes so you can highlight shortcomings and also lay down the foundations for future projects where they can be avoided. The printed images and artist impressions can also be assessed in this meeting area. The place itself can simply be a roundtable desk and plants lining the adjacent room as to cut it off unofficially. Think of it as a haven where the junior and senior designers can come and openly and honestly talk with each other.
Creating an area where your designers can talk about what and when something should be developed is key to maintaining the healthy and honest discussion. However, an area where your employees can sketch and paint to bring designs to life is just as important.
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