I was lucky enough to meet Chelsea Fullerton in person a few years back at Designer Vaca. She’s sweet, fun, and a talented designer & photographer to boot. Plus, her home (Chelsea, can I have your living room??) in Austin was recently featured over on The Everygirl, which is a must see. For this creative diary entry, she was to focus on one single work day and answer a few simple questions about the good, the bad, and the inspiring. This is what happened, truthfully.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING THAT YOU DID THIS MORNING
Took my earl grey tea and oatmeal out to the studio. I have a bad habit of eating breakfast and lunch in front of the computer. I’m gonna guess I’m not the only one out there :) I also start my day with a to-do list. I like to make a short list every morning just for that day.
DESCRIBE ONE CHALLENGE THAT YOU FACED
Today I encouraged my client to letterpress print her business cards instead of digitally print the cards. Making a case for someone to spend more than triple what they would pay for digital cards can be tricky! If you’re ever in this situation, show your client physical samples of both and have a list of reasons why the paper and printing method you want is right for your client’s brand. And remember! Letterpress isn’t always the best solution. If your client’s product is relatively cheap or they hand out A LOT of cards, perhaps a well designed digital card is the best choice.
DESCRIBE ONE ACCOMPLISHMENT
I posted one new blog entry and one new portfolio project. I’m trying hard to keep a steady rhythm of new content and work on my site! It’s hard to find time for it but it’s important to get fresh work up in order to attract the clients you want.
DESCRIBE ONE THING YOU LEARNED
This month you’ll be able buy your Girl Scout cookies online! The program wants to teach Girl Scouts the importance of e-commerce and each Girl Scout will have her own web page to sell from. How cool is that? I read about this in a free daily news email I get from The Skimm
. They give you important and interesting news from around the world in one funny email every morning. It’s my main source for news!
WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU DID FOR WORK
I spent a couple hours sketching a concept for a logo design.
AND JUST FOR FUN, DID YOU EAT ANYTHING TASTY
Leftover spaghetti and raspberries for lunch!
(Photos by Sarah Natsumi & Brooke Schwab)