Here’s a break down of my day.
8:00 am I arrive and check my work e-mails and quickly scan my personal e-mails, I answer any emails that need a quick reply if I can. I go to the kitchen to pour my large glass of water and red tea. I fill in my time sheets from yesterday, write down a list of all my to-do’s and projects that I’m working on as well as future projects that I know will be arriving. I do this every morning to save time having to scan through my notebook in case there are any questions. By the time the first hour is done, I will have made a few phone calls.
I have i-google page set up that shows all the RSS articles of websites I view for inspiration, news, trends, with some automotive industry thrown in (I started in transportation design after all!). I scan this to see if anything new has happened.
One of our clients has kept us busy recently, and with 6-8 projects on the go, I am definitely multi-tasking. By lunch time, I will have cycled through all three projects at least 4 times, jumping from one to the other. Usually when an image is rendering, I focus on organizing for the other project, or following up on further calls or e-mails.
The afternoon is usually a repeat of the morning, but today one of our other clients had a kick-off meeting about a new project that could be a big deal. Could be seen at any of the big box stores. Very much looking forward to working on it!
Its unfortunate that I have to be so vague about who or what I work on. Until many of these projects are in the public domain I have to keep it quiet about names and project details. That is however the name of the game here, but I will post images of projects when they do show on the shelves.
Speaking of, I have some pet products I helped design, coming up soon.