Mr. Dan Bonetati

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I entered the design field about the same time Adobe was offering Illustrator '88 to the public and most people were becoming aware of a concept called "digital."

In art school, I had been trained to consciously think of the printing process while designing. Now I was getting nervous about something called "computer-aided design."

In the office where I worked before, during, and for two years after I graduated from art school, one administrative assistant used a Mac II for her work. Since we had become friends, she showed me the basics of using a personal computer and agreed to my staying late every night to train myself on the installed programs, Illustrator, Freehand and PageMaker. I learned as much as I could on my own, then came across a three month course for artists and designers at a technical school, "Overview of Software for Artists and Designers."  I had been reticent about artists and/or designers working on computers, but after the course, I was sold on using a computer for graphic design, and just about anything else.

I have been very fortunate, in that every place where I have been employed, has permitted me to cover a lot of ground, design-wise, and has required me to learn new skills — in graphics and in interpersonal communication. 

For the last seven years, I have worked from my home office. I am currently working as a contract designer, and seeking freelance work and/or a full-time position.

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