There’s no better excuse to leap at new opportunities, try something different, and start new routines than a brand new year to play with. I’ve found a lot of fun and interesting ways to give myself that fresh start feeling this January, and I believe it’s been an overall success.Continue reading “January 2021 Recap”
December is my month of preparation. Everything lingering on the To Do list gets reassessed, rescheduled, or tossed into the reject pile, leaving me with a clean slate and a shiny new set of goals for the new year. I also take some time to reflect on accomplishments, using that as fuel to take on fresh challenges. And I celebrate, because what’s the point if you can’t kick back, have some sweets, and splurge on gifts for the people you love once in a while?Continue reading “December 2020 Recap”
Sometimes we plan, plot, schedule, and set goals… only to realize life is heading in the opposite direction. In times like these, it’s tempting to sit back and feel sorry about all the undone things on last month’s To Do. Instead, I add them to the list. I can still feel accomplished for a job well done, even if it’s not what I had in mind!Continue reading “November 2020 Recap”
Gift giving is one of my talents. Any gift-centric holiday or event that requires shopping is automatically a favorite of mine. But maybe you don’t share my enthusiasm for Secret Santa exchanges and workplace White Elephants.
If finding the perfect present is stressing you out, I’m here to help with a few ideas, some tried and true methods, and a sprinkle of sage advice.Continue reading “The Giver’s Guide to Gift Shopping”
October is always a busy time of year for me. There’s something celebratory in the air that pushes me to try new things and challenge my creativity. Let’s look back on what was accomplished, shall we?Continue reading “October 2020 Recap”
This weekend I’m participating in #virtuAAL2020, an online artist alley! Peruse and purchase artwork, merch, and other goods created by independent artists and small business owners. There will be sales, short-run items, and other cool specials you’ll want to get in on. It’s a fantastic time to do some early holiday shopping!
Don’t have time to scroll through Twitter? Check out the #virtuAAL2020 directory to quickly find what you’re in the mood to shop for.
Many thanks to the organizer of this event, Becca Farrow! Be sure to check out her work, and give her a shoutout if you enjoy the event.
It feels as though September was in constant motion. To Do lists to conquer, deadlines to meet, things to create, and plans to be made. I love staying busy, but sometimes it means having a little less to say here.Continue reading “September 2020 Recap”
August provided me with opportunities to try new and slightly-scary things, as well as a chance to reconnect with my past self. I don’t know if it’s the desert heat or the adrenaline, but I’m coming into a new month all fired up. Before I get too busy with a fresh month, let’s take a moment to recap…Continue reading “August 2020 Recap”
For the first time last week, I shared my virtual workspace via Twitter. An open invitation for my friends and followers to experience A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer was released on social media, along with a 9am-5pm schedule.
My plan: to Live Tweet my regular old workday on Wednesdays. But why?Continue reading “Working 9-5: Why I’m Live-Tweeting my Wednesdays”
Have you been wondering how a graphic designer like me spends their day? Are you tired of working from home all alone? Did you ever think a regular workday would be exciting?
I invite you to join me for A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer. I’ll be sharing my workday with you via Twitter tomorrow (August 12) in a “productivity crawl” from 9am to 5pm (PST).
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to participate, but you will get a glimpse of my workspace, pick up a few tips and tricks on productivity, and hopefully get some much-needed social out of social media. Use this time to get stuff done in your own way.
Wednesday, August 12
9AM to 5PM (PST), hosted by @ElzaKinde on Twitter
9AM – Event Begins
9:30 – Research & Prep
10AM – Focus Time
11AM – 20 Minute Break
11:20 – Focus Time
12:30 – Lunch Break
1:30 – Event Resumes
1:45 – Check & Respond to Emails
2PM – Low-Focus Work + Entertainment
3PM – Stretch Break
4PM – Event Resumes
4:30 – Last Push
5PM – Event Ends
I hope to see you there!