What are you doing the week before Memorial Day this year? I hope you’ll be joining me in the conference that I not only speak at, but co-produce (with my InDesignSecrets.com partner, David Blatner), the Print & ePublishing Conference. You may remember that we did our first one back in May of 2010, at the Adobe headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It was a ton of fun and a great success with over 200 people in attendance. The majority of attendees and InDesignSecrets.com members voted for Washington, DC, to be the next location for the conference, and we aim to please!
Do you use Preview? It’s the bundled app that OS X uses by default when you double-click on a PDF, JPG, PNG, or GIF file, and probably other formats. Now, most designer/publisher types (including myself) changed the file associations long ago so that PDFs automatically open in Reader or Acrobat, and the image files open in Photoshop or Fireworks or similar.
Many of my friends and even some of my clients are looking for work. One of the reasons I know is because they ask me if I know of anyone who’s hiring, since I have so many connections in the design and publishing field.
If I know of any openings that would be a good fit for them, I tell them, of course. (And sometimes it even works out — my referrals get hired, and I get thank you letters from the seeker and the hirer — and I feel like the Yenta of publishing gigs!)