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Industry Insights: Customized Workspaces

Jim Sadler is a former university professor of computer graphics and a freelance designer. He is currently offering his services as a consultant within the industry. He brings together his expertise in design, computer graphics and industry-related technologies with his ability to communicate through teaching, technical assistance and of course through writing for A&E Magazine. Jim can be reached by e-mail at His web address is

Sitting down at a custom workspace on someone else’s computer or machine is a bit like trying to cook a meal in someone else’s kitchen. Conversely, not making your own kitchen efficient will cause you to waste time and become distracted from the tasks at hand.

Whatever the reason, it’s important to understand that the way we work with and in a graphic design software (like CorelDRAW) is up to us, whether we leave things to be what they are, make a few minor adjustments, or develop one or many custom configurations. 

—Jim Sadler