Interview with Dave Lee from Dave Lee Design:
Examiner: What kind of design do you specialize in?
Dave: After twenty-three years of doing freelance computer graphic design, I have been involved with a huge variety of projects. If you look over my website, you will see more than fifteen categories of projects mentioned. Right now, I am devoting most of my time to creating websites with shopping carts and doing t-shirt design. I have previously held licensing agreements with Indiana University to create t-shirt designs.
E: Do you work for a company? Do you freelance?
D: I am “retired” and collect a pension, but still have one daughter at Ball State University and one daughter in high school. I have worked strictly freelance out of my home for the last ten years. Working out of my home really suits me. I can generally set my own working hours, and accept as much, or as little work as I want.
E: Where do you find clients (if you freelance)? Do they find you? How?
D: I find freelance graphics work through Craigslist.org and through networking with family, friends and associates. Individuals and businesses offering graphics work on Craigslist ads usually generate a response by more than one hundred graphic designers. So this is a very competitive area. I did a lot of research on this and found that those offering graphics work may receive fifty or more responses to their ad in just a few minutes.
E: What programs do you prefer to use when designing?
D: The three main graphics programs I use are Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
E: Where can people see your work?
D: A lot of my design work is featured on my website:
E: Do you enjoy your job?
D: I enjoy this kind of work very much. After twenty-three years of doing computer graphic design, I would not want to do anything else.