I sure I should’ve posted this somewhere else, but ya’ll are my only internet friends. Today my boss asked me if I’d like to interview for a graphic artist position because he knew that I was a …
- pretty good artist (pencil, watercolor)
- pretty bright
- somewhat computer savvy
- and have a experience with computer graphics. (designing logo’s, cd covers, etc)
They agreed to interview me because of the recommendation, but they want me to have a portfolio (no problem, I can matte plenty of art work), and to know a little about Quark, Illustrator, Page Maker. I’ve seen people work on these programs and from what I understand, they’re mostly software to lay out stuff by importing mostly. But I’m nowhere proficient. So, my questions are.
- Is this a good field to be in? Is it fun/rewarding. (i do customer svc for 9-5 right now)
- What should I expect from these programs, do I have the gist of their purpose?
I asked a friend who knows me pretty good, and he said I’d have no problem picking them up. But I’ve never went into an interview without profiency in the field, so what if they test me?
- what kind of pay should I expect in this field?
- any misc advice that would keep me from looking stupid would be appreciated.
We live in an age that reads to much to be wise, and thinks too much to be beautiful–Oscar Wilde