I joined the Front Page team in March of last year after 4-and-a-half months working in the office of a cake factory. While the constant aroma of salted caramel and chocolate can be alluring for a short time, I didn’t feel that cake forecasting (yes, that’s a real thing) was really for me.
The last 12 months have gone in a flash. I’m no longer the newbie and, in reflection, I’ve learned quite a lot. Here are the top 5 things I’ve learned so far working at Front Page.
- A LOT of new acronyms.
UX, HTML, editable PDF, layered PSD. For the first few months I was throwing these phrases about without having a clue what I was actually asking for, but low and behold, a year on, I seem to actually know what I’m asking for. I know that a PSD is a Photoshop document, UX stands for user experience, and most importantly a ‘whip’ meeting is actually a WIP (Work In Progress) meeting.
- Fonts are kind of a big deal
Do not dare to utter the words ‘comic sans’ around here unless you want to face the wrath of any designers who happen to be sitting nearby. With an estimated 200,000 fonts out there to choose from, selecting the correct one is crucial to the success of any design project. Don’t believe me? Some of the most iconic brands can be recognised simply by one of the letters in their logo. Show someone the ‘C’ from the coca cola logo (which is Spencerian Script in case you were wondering), and chances are, they’d be able to tell you which logo it came from.