Graphic artist Jill Domingos tries a Macintosh
Author: Gladys A. Burritt
Date: November, 1989
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Text: After more than a decade of graphics design, Jill Domingos noticed one day that she kept running into people using Macintosh. ''I realized I needed a Mac in order to bid and keep jobs. I had to be able to offer clients fast results,'' she said. So, less than seven months ago, she and her business acquired a Mac SE with a 20-megabyte hard disk and an ImageWriter II printer. Using PageMaker, Illustrator and Microsoft Word, she creates designs for a range of products including T-shirts, calendars and packaging labels for a variety of Northcoast clients. Jill likes the control of typesetting on the Mac, and she likes the time saved by not having to ''spec the job out'' to a typesetter. ''Everything is much quicker and easier with the Mac,'' she said. She was introduced to the Mac two or three years ago at a workshop at Humboldt State University. She liked what she saw and could see potential for her business. As time went by some clients brought text to her which had been keyboarded on a Mac and wanted her to design graphics to accompany it. Another client, a national magazine, uses Macintosh, and in working with it on jobs she became more and more convinced that her business would benefit by ''going Mac.'' ''Now, I'm hooked,'' she said, ''and I want more.'' She lists FreeHand software as a program she plans to obtain when time and fiscal constraints allow. Her wish list for the future also includes ''more memory, a big screen, possibly trading in for the Mac II and the color monitor, and a laser printer.'' She also says she wishes she had a Mac at home for organizing recipes, ''and for playing games!'' Jill is a new member of SMUG and is interested in meeting other Mac users who can exchange creative ideas with her. But for now, she's satisfied with the positive changes Mac has brought to her business in just a few months and looks forward to learning more.
Copyright © november, 1989 by Gladys A. Burritt