Salutations! I'll go by simply “Hoek” in the forums, personal information and all that, but will happily share necessary information upon joining a group. I've recently received my results stating I've passed the typesetter/retoucher test finally making me a part of the Digital Manga Guild! I'm excited to have this opportunity to work in/with manga and look forward to working with others to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible.What I'm Capable of
I haven't officially worked on any manga publication before. However; I have edited raw Japanese pages on my own as practice and am able to replicate virtually any screentone, SFX effect, page art, backgrounds, etc. I take pride in how well a page is retouched and it's readability, but I do not let that delay me in completing a project. I illustrate on the side which I feel gives me an edge when retouching pages if it becomes necessary to recreate something.
I prefer to finish a project ahead of time so that if there are any mistakes they can be corrected well before a deadline. While I can retouch to remove most, if not all, Japanese SFX/text I don't necessarily have to if that's not what the group leader has in mind. ( ~ _ ^ )
I prefer joining a group with somebody who has some experience seeing as I have never professionally worked in publications of any sort before. Until I get the hang of things at least. I follow orders well and am a very fast learner. I'll work hard to meet any demands or expectations of me.Applications
Applications I use for retouching/typesetting are primarily Photoshop CS5 & Illustrator CS5. Sometimes I use InDesign CS5 as well.Education
I graduated from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Florida with an Associates of Science in Web Design. The courses I took also encompassed Graphic Design & Flash animation. I illustrate (unprofessionally for now) on the side which I feel gives me an artistic edge when it comes to retouching.Contact Info
Please PM me here. Upon joining a group I'll give out my email for quicker communications.
Thank you very much!
~ HoekCasual Summary
I'm a fast learner, I work hard, I follow orders really well, I retouch/typeset like the wind, I can make pages look like the old school manga releases where all SFX replaced (but I don't have
to do that if you'd prefer not
), I've graduated school with an AS in Web Design, did I mention I'm really good at retouching? How about diligent? Please work with me! Thank you!