TO DO LIST: (In no particular order!)
1. Mascot drawings: Waiting on go ahead from client, but looks like a go-er!
ESTIMATED TIME REQUIRED = 3-4 DAYS
2. New "Double Book" (i.e. twice the number of illustrations usually required) in the series I worked on throughout most of last year.Waiting on final brief in order to commence work.
ESTIMATED TIME REQUIRED = 5-6 DAYS
3. NEW apparel project = FOLLOWING MEETING WITH NEW CLIENT LAST WEEK.
Brief: new logo, branding, & marketing concept for proposed new label. Also required to research and design the associated apparel ranges for the proposed label - sizes 0-2 AND 3-7 for both GIRLS and BOYS. Waiting on quote approval but too scared to waste a second on this project, so have already done store research, market analysis and competitor studies. Have commenced colour palette concepts and theme/story ideas.
ESTIMATED TIME REQUIRED = 4-5 WEEKS
-Total time required to complete all above projects = 6-7 WEEKS
-Total time available to complete all above projects (as per deadlines) = 4 WEEKS
-Total time available until leave for two week holiday = 4 WEEKS
(Yes it IS booked, and YES it is NON-REFUNDABLE, and YES we are going, no matter what - as we are looooong overdue for this!)
CONCLUSION: No life for next 4 weeks = holiday reward, money in bank (eventually!) and happy campers (literally!) all 'round.
- Cancel dentist appointment for next week. DONE 25/1/08
Well, come on - I am now far too busy and important to enjoy the luxury of personal appointments! It's all about prioritising!
- Attend interview for full-time product design job in the middle of next week.
(Just to further complicate my life and to punish myself for having a moment of weakness and self-doubt about my ability to maintain consistent freelance work.) Did I mention that I will be returning from my Tassie trip to no less than 10 book projects that I have already agreed to?!But the job sounded so tempting! It's the first one I've come across that really caught my attention!
-Blog about the entire crazy process as much as possible, instead of posting a warning that I will be falling off the planet for the next month in order to complete all requirements!
I will be restricted by copyright again in terms of how much I can share with you, but I hope to be creative about the imagery I can share.
Hhhhhmmm. How come none of the Business Management Books ever read like the above?