The weeks seem to be going by incredibly fast.. I cant believe week 3 is already over!
This week was aimed on wrapping up Franks website, owner of North Side Sign and starting a new and exciting project. I had never designed a website for anyone before, I have had clients ask if I am able to and now I can say yes! Im really learning how to use square space and it will look great on my resume. Frank had already hired quite a few people to try and help him with his site and I was just glad that I could have the opportunity to fix it and give him ease of mind.
At the end of the second week Carson and I were brainstorming on a fun project that would benefit my portfolio and be something that would act as a networking tool for creatives. We landed on a Zine. A zine is a small magazine and we started brainstorming for the name and concept. Aiken put together a deck and also the layout of the index. I started on ideation for the cover and am still in the process of sketches while also fitting in my lunch break portfolio projects like a perfume line I am designing!
Projects come and go, quite quickly I’m learning. Most of my clients were easy going and let me have creative freedom. I’m learning that theres clients out there who have a very specific vision and will drop you if you cannot deliver that vision. My eyes were opened when I was struggling trying to price something for a client of mine and it was giving me a lot of stress. It has been so great to have a mentor to ask questions to and who you can trust, and his words were really helpful. I have been taking client critiques too personally, I have to grow tougher skin if I want to be able to make it into the freelance industry! Clients come and go! Ive also started to notice Carson’s work everywhere I go now.. amazing
Ive been keeping his constant advice in mind and it helped me end a tough project with a client on a good note. Talking about clients coming and going, Carson gets proposals for projects all the time and some that he just doesn’t have the time to take on - so he was able to hand a fun one off to Aiken and I. The project is to create album cover art for a band called American Television. Most of my Friday was spent sketching out concepts.
To wrap things up.. check out this inspiring story shared by Carson