How I Spend a Design Work Day
Since I did a post about my typical circus work day, I thought I’d share how I spend a day when I’m mostly working on design stuff. Definitely not as exciting, but I enjoy it equally as much because it’s nice and quiet and I can stay in my own little space all day.
I woke up around 11 to a rainstorm and headed downstairs to let the piglet out and pour myself a big glass of orange juice. I parked myself on the couch to go through email and sent out two templates that were purchased over night.
Generally I stay in my pjs until 5-ish when Slayer is bouncing off the walls in need of a walk, but yesterday I got ready around noon for an aerial meeting at the local artist market. We’re collaborating with them on a show for a big art & music festival in Sept, so I headed over there for an hour to figure out logistical stuff.
After the meeting I walked Slayer and made myself a giant salad for lunch. Then it was back to the couch, with Food Fight on TV (def recommend), to send out design contracts, respond to email and work on mock-ups for two clients.
The sun finally came out around 5 and I took my computer outside to work on the deck for a few hours until my butt fell asleep and I decided it was time for dinner.
More emails, filled out an interview questionnaire for another Blogger, watched an episode of True Blood, went through my Google Readers and wrote this blog post until I checked the clock and realized it was midnight.
I could feel myself getting worn out and because I’m the boss I get to listen to my body and decide when I stop working. (Yes, what crazy things these freelancers come up with…listen to your body…bah!) A piece of caramel chocolate pie and another episode of True Blood and then off to bed.06.19.12 in freelance, life, work