Good morning from Florida, USA!
My name is Heather. I was a professional designer for over a decade before I left that job, in 2010, to be a full time mom. I worked as an in-house designer mostly producing direct mail advertising, catalogues, and large scale pieces for trade shows and conferences. Now that my daughter is in middle school I have a lot more time on my hands. Back over the summer, I decided to get back into design work and I’m learning to run my own business.
Over Thanksgiving, I took a deep breath, jumped in, and traded in my 13 yo MAC with Illustrator and Photoshop CS3 and Quark 9 for a brand new PC and all 3 Affinity programs. I also bought Designer for my iPad.
I’ve never been a fan of Illustrator. (Perhaps…somewhere deep down…I still resent Adobe for acquiring Macromedia and doing away with Freehand. )
I’ve spent the last few weeks watching tutorials and playing catch-up to 10 years of technology advancements. I’ve been very impressed with the Extreme ease of transitioning my MAC Adobe files to Affinity on my PC. So far, I’ve spent most of my time in Designer and a little time with Publisher. I’m finding Designer tools to be much more intuitive and responsive. I look forward to learning more.