I am so excited because I came up with an idea to streamline the process from initial client intereaction to creation of product: A Styleguide. I really can't believe I didn't think of this sooner since I worked, and still freelance for, Fibre Craft. I've done styleguides for them (See Exibit A and B). I've seen large corporations styleguides such as Target and WalMart. Why can't little me have one too? Duh.
So, check back for future posts about ideas I've been inspired with to create a styleguide including icons, colors, patters, and fonts. I will still be offering any individualized art for anybody looking for something specific. But I think this will help streamline the process for visually showing people what could be on a birth announcement for instance, or their childs wall, or on a onsie for a baby, etc. Plus, it will help me develop my creativity. Instead of always being an artist for someone else. Hopefully it'll help me find "my style" too.
Creatively yours and still growing,
Here is the final Kurtis Loomis business cards that he chose. Most appropriate for an attorney.
Today is Friday and I was thinking back over the week. I didn't have a client at the beginning of the week and thought I would be spending most of the week catching up on "to do's" i have been putting off. But then a mother called wanting her daughters princess birthday invitations designed right away. In a half an hour of getting off the phone I rushed to meet her. I finished printing and assembling her invitations yesterday and put it in the mail today.
I also hung my individual series of paintings in an restaurant right below my apartment. The owner likes colorful things. So when I saw her newly remodled shop, I though my paintings would go well. I don't expect to sell any, but at least they aren't sitting in my apartment taking up space.
So for thinking I would have a laid back week, things seemed to keep popping up. But can I just say . . . I LOVE what I do. I am so happy I am self-employed. I get to do what I want and what I love most: creating. Then I have the satisfaction of delivering a final product that the client is happy with. I am so lucky. Life is good.