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josweb says

I am new to Graphic River and I was wondering about rejections.

What does it mean when you receive an email stating that your item was rejected and there isn’t a crtique accompanying it?

How can a designer learn to improve their files if there’s no comments?

Ok, I can understand that a file maybe just plain awful or not appeal to a particular reviewer, but to not inlude any useful comments/suggestions is quite hurtful!

I must say that I do feel rather dispondant now and at the moment I feel like never trying again as the work took me four days to complete.

However, I’m not one to give up, so I will persevere. Hopefully, I will receive a useful design analysis next time to help me on my way!

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DarkstarDesigns says

If you post a link to it then you should be able to get feedback from people in the forum which is also useful.

Reviewer writing critque of you work is a bonus not a given, but most review ill if you message them will give you more feedback.

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Hotpin says

Dont give up! i got rejected several times before i got my first item approved!

What doesnt kill you makes you stronger so gather all your designing powers and improove the file somehow or make something new even better! :)

Good luck!

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josweb says

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I just felt really disheartened, especially when you see the odd file getting through which may not be particluarly up to par. (obviously in one’s own personal opinion!)

I feel a little like I’m back at college again! It kind of makes me feel a little strange as I used to crit illustrator’s portfolios for magazine design. Although, I used to give my honest opinion and positive feedback!

I feel like i’ve stepped back in time!!!!!!!!!!

Perhaps, in future I will post here first with my idea before I jump ahead and design 30+ different file variations!

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designeRodriguez says

Don’t give up! Rejection is part of the family here at Graphicriver and even the most popular authors are not immune to it. I get rejected a lot. I finish an item and then the uploading and reviewing takes me 2 more weeks. It can get frustrating, but in the end it makes you better at what you do.

Sometimes I don’t get a specific response, but after contacting the reviewer or support and requesting specifics, I do get one. You do get a lot of help from your peers here in the forums, so if you get rejected and are clueless we’ll help you out. :)

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josweb says

Ah thanks for such a kind reply, nice to see that there’s good folks about and it looks like this forum is a fine place to be!

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bddream24 says

hay. this is true.. rejection is the first part lesson of GR… I’m working more then 15 days and not accepted yet..!!!

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