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Nicholas Bierzonski
Thank You & Advice!
on Mar 14, 2012 at 5:06:30 pm

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Lindeboom, and Mr. Wilson,

I am a longtime member and fan of and Creativecow magazine.

I live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where I have worked
in broadcast and media as a professional video editor/DVD author since 2003.

I have always dabbled in print and known just enough to be dangerous;
now I am beginning a new print project.

I am laying out and publishing a quarterly magazine consisting of 20 pages
(Including the front & back cover)
for a contract freelance job I hope will lead to full time employment.
I am not writing the magazine just laying out the articles.

I was wondering what advice or words of encouragement you could offer me
as I endeavor to expand my print layout skills in InDesign. Thankfully I am well versed
in Photoshop and Illustrator. I have ordered Robin Williams books about fonts
and design as well as books on Indesign CS5.

I know you are all very busy, and I appreciate any bit of your precious time,
and advice you can throw my way.

And thanks again for the amazing website and magazine!
Creativecow is an unparalleled online community that I feel is something truly special and rare.

To be a member is a privilege.

-Nick Bierzonski
Producer/Editor/DVD Author/Media Specialist

-Nick Bierzonski
Producer/Editor/DVD Author/Media Problem Solver

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Ronald Lindeboom
Re: Thank You & Advice!
on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:10:28 pm

Hello Nick,

Thank you for the kind words. They are always appreciated.

Since you seem to have most of the basics covered, the only advice that I can think of coming out of the gate, is to have copious amounts of hot coffee handy. You will need it.

The other advice I will offer is that always build whatever you are doing around your audience. Make it their story and their focus. If you do that the distance between start-up and success will be much shorter.

Best regards,

Ronald Lindeboom
CEO, Creative COW LLC
Publisher, Creative COW Magazine
A 2011 FOLIO: 40 honoree as one of the 40 most influential publishers in America

Creativity is a process wherein the student and the teacher are located in the same individual.

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- Woody Allen

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