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Hiring a Graphic Artist

posted Jan 27, 2018, 11:19 AM by Robert Vollman
I’m hiring a graphic artist for the Hockey Abstract 2018 Update. To apply, email vollman at hockey abstract dot com by February 15 with the subject Graphic Artist, and please be sure to provide a sample of your work.

Like the 2015 and 2016 editions, the Hockey Abstract 2018 Update will be in PDF format only (not in print), will be about 100 pages, and will feature updates to the stats and innovations covered in the various books in the Hockey Abstract series. It will also feature player usage charts and analysis for all 31 teams.

The key difference with the 2018 edition is that it will be in full colour, have a lot more charts and tables, will be in two columns, and will aim to have more of a lighter, mainstream feel to it. As such, I need a graphic artist to help me with that layout.

Responsibilities will include designing a header, footer, and background for each page, designing all the tables, charts, and graphs from the data that I provide, and essentially being responsible for the overall look and feel of the Hockey Abstract 2018 Update — it will be released the first week of August 2018. If I can successfully negotiate the usage of player photographs, then the responsibilities will include the selection and layout of those as well.

As for compensation, there isn’t a great deal of profit in these digital updates, but I place a high value on the work of others, and aim to share whatever money is made as generously as possible. We can agree on a set amount for your work, or a percentage of the profits, or a combination of the two.

Putting together these updates is the best part of my entire year. It’s a lot of fun, very rewarding, and people really appreciate the end result, and how it helps unleash their passion for hockey, analytics, and the coming season. If you’re interested in joining me as the graphic artist for the Hockey Abstract 2018 Update, then I look forward to receiving your email at vollman at hockey abstract dot com by February 15.