Industry Insights: Earn While You Learn

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

For those new to CorelDRAW (or another graphic software), I suggest focusing on becoming productive as soon as possible. Concentrate on the basics from books and media to seminars and tutoring. The key is to earn while you learn, and the most effective way to learn is by repeated use, gaining proficiency, and then moving forward adding new skills.

—Jim Sadler