1 // Keep one in your purse, your car, next to your bed because a notebook (especially one as pretty as this one) becomes a catch-all for those random thoughts that may mean little now, but could come together to make some design magic!
3 // New this week from one of my favorite sites, Creative Market has launched this convenient little Photoshop tool to help you access all it’s goodies without having to leave the task at hand. Download it here…
4 // A collection of random bits and pieces is a great tool for anything from moodboards to styled vignettes. Always keep those little trinkets in an accessible spot because you really never know when a bag of bulldog clips is going to inspire an entire space…(Check back next week to see what we mean)
5 // Standard resume templates just don’t cut it anymore! As a freelancer you need to be consistently bring in new work and meeting new people, and a sheet of letter size bond with your previous employers and educational background listed off like a to do list doesn’t do you any favours. Setting yourself apart and communicating who you are is vital right from the get go, and a really simple way to do that is to update your resumé. With all the tools we now have from social media to online portfolios, this document needs to be a ‘funnel’ for all of those different facets of who you are as a creative professional. Don’t be afraid to move your instagram link right to the top if that is a platform you excel in. The easier you make it for a potential client to see all you have to offer that differs from the next guy, the less work you will need to do to show them how great you are! (Source)
6 // A creative career is unique in that it isn’t really a job that you can ‘leave at the office’. When you ideas and options are essentially the deliverables, it is easy to fall into a pattern of having work time and personal time become one in the same. Every once in a while it is essential to take a serious break…A little vacation, time outside, or simply a tech-free afternoon. You need to turn off the work in order to continue to be productive when it’s time to turn it back on… (Source)