Quite a long time doing the same type design, and similar operations, for myself, I brought some of the conditions under which the quality of work increases significantly. In principle, nothing complicated, just have to listen to your feelings and celebrate those things that bring you the most good. Especially since there is no universal advice, but some things are generally highly individual, such as preferred time of day to work or availability deadline. But certainly some of the steps will help to organize their work more efficiently, such a plan, or the presence of blanks. But first things first.
A. Time of day for
me is very important that all the important things were done in the morning. In the morning I prefer to do simple chores, to warm up, so to speak. The time is closer to the dinner, I dedicate a responsible decision and complex tasks that require concentration.And in the second half of the day I was doing very very simple cases, transition smoothly to rest. I believe that awareness of and adherence to its own biorhythms helps to manage as efficiently as possible working time.
Two. Having a plan of
fact, I almost always compose a plan for the day. This disciplined and mobilized. And it's not even a plan, and a list of urgent tasks of varying importance. As the performance I am pleased to cross out every item made. And I had long been frustrated when not all the scheduled day is realized. Then these problems spill over to the next day.
Three. Periodic rest
for himself long ago noticed one peculiarity, if a long time to do the same type of work, such as Photoshop, then at some point very sharply decreases the speed and quality. I am therefore very important to make short breaks to rest after a certain logical step in the work. The main thing for a few minutes to switch attention to something else and then again all begin to fight.
4. The presence of blanks
under the billets, I understand, the various ready-made design elements, individual units, base structures. During his time at the designer's arsenal accumulated some done, some of which you can safely copy and modify depending on the specific design. This can save considerable time.
Five. Design Collection
Certainly every designer has his own collection Another very important that this collection from growing to unimaginable dimensions, when it becomes difficult to find anything. Therefore, from time to time need to make an effort to restore order, and ruthlessly remove obsolete stuff.
6. Sites for inspiration
I also always helps to have several links to sites where you can see samples of the best designs , as well as recharge your inspiration . So before you start a new job, I often go to sites and keep an eye on what techniques and design elements you can try to implement it. Be sure to break out and there will be some spark of creative thought, and it's always a good incentive to work.
7. Health status of
long-term experience designer tells me that if you feel unwell, tired or sleepy, it is not even worth trying to do something worthwhile, it is still nothing good happens. Therefore it is better not to torment yourself, and take the time to effectively eliminate the painful symptoms or fatigue. And then later a fresh mind catch up quickly.
Eight. Lack of deadline
I think for many of this item will be controversial. She can remember, as the institute the most effective material is stored on the night before the exam, when there's nowhere to retreat. But now, working as a designer, for me, this method is not suitable. Because it made such a design would be a formal way, in fact, ill-conceived and made in haste.Percentage of creativity in this work will be minimal, and it is not good.
9. The use of technology
is important to understand the sequence of their actions in creating the next order. So, first I'll do a rough draft, and then sequentially to bring it to mind, and then deal with the details, then make up, and then tested. The more practical skills, the less time and effort will be spent on each stage. And eventually the whole process will be similar to the established mechanism that works without a glitch.
10. Payment after the date of
with many regular customers I deliberately use the scheme of payment after the date of order. Personally, I received an advance payment relaxes and lulls. But the incentive in the form of paid-in fact, keeps in shape and mobilize. Although, at the expense of the item, I will not argue, then one chooses as it is more convenient. Especially as an advance payment is also a function belay.
PS cop. And you know what collage - an original design, made from your photos and just pretty pictures, which are capable hands of the designer becomes a true work of art.