I tend to take on way too many things at once. Once a great idea pops into my head I won’t be able to table it until I’ve tackled it. Portfolio shoot, new website…
My website has been in dire need of an update so I figured I’d give it a once over but not before I snapped some studio shots of a few recent projects I’ve completed.
Recently I’ve had my head down in corporate design work. It’s a whirlwind of project management, tight deadlines, quick creative brainstorming and creating slick graphics within budget constraints. Over the past year I’ve had a few opportunities to come up for air and spend time on design work outside of work. As I’ve found it can be a struggle switching gears from something we’re use to, to something new. In one of my cases, switching from corporate design to designing a wedding invitation.
Lately I’ve been learning how to say no. Growing up, “no” was one of the first words (like you, I’m sure) which I learned and yet I still struggle with saying it. For a designer, no is probably one of the more important words in his/her vocabulary, more important than size, color, and shape. Being able to say no is an essential part of design, creativity and more importantly, life.