Re: Doing your own graphics (an illustrators perspective)

Subject: Re: Doing your own graphics (an illustrators perspective)
From: "Cheverie, Paul [Cont]" <paul -dot- cheverie -at- GPO -dot- CANADA -dot- CDEV -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 17:42:00 EDT

Micheal Malone wrote:

>>Can you imagine the absurdity of a technical illustration group getting
together and talking about "Doing Your Own Writing / Editing". The writers
would have a cow.<<


I know of illustrators who do their own writing when necessary, and
they do it fairly well. I also know writers and illustrators who do their
own design and DTP. It doesn't bother me that they're doing it, nor would it
bother me if they decided they needed to talk to each other about it.
There have been times when I have had to do my own illustrations to get
a free-lance project to my customer by his or her deadline and no contract
illustrators were available when I needed them. In those few situations my
own skills as an illustrator were applied to the task. (My skills as an
illustrator have been assessed at the intermediate level by the lead
illustrator at the company that employs me during the day so I feel
relatively confident of my abilities to do moderately complex
illustrations.) I don't begrudge anyone doing what is necessary to complete
the project so long as what gets delivered is at a professional level of
quality.
All things being equal, there are going to be times in most Tech
Writing or Technical Illustrating careers when cross-trade capabilities and
skills become important and valuable. In the end the only real requirement
is that the delivered product, whether it is printed or electronic, is
accurate, usable and of professional quality and presentation. If the
document serves its purpose and the customer's requirements are met, the
qualifications or trade of the person who produced the document is
irrelevant to the customer. I can't talk for anybody else, but my customer
is the most important component of my professional life. If I need to do my
own illustrations to satisfy my customer's schedule then so be it. So long
as the quality of the delivered product doesn't suffer and my customer is
happy with the delivery, then whether or not I subbed the illustrations or
did them myself is irrelevant. The same thing applies to illustrators who
can and sometimes do their own writing.
My $0.02 worth.

Regards
Paul C
paul -dot- cheverie -at- gpo -dot- canada -dot- cdev -dot- com

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