Graphic Design and Time Management
You might be asking yourself, what does a "graphic designer" really do?
Besides developing the visual art for different projects, we have to
coordinate all posting schedules and make sure we stay true to each brand.
From working on a fresh new brand to designing illustrations, a graphic
designer has A LOT on their plate.
Precisely because there's so many tasks to balance, the key to being a
successful graphic designer is time management. It can get very
overwhelming if you have too many projects going on at the same time.
However, a wise person who I look up to gave me this tip: KNOW YOUR
DEADLINES. This way you will have a clear view of what you need to work on
first. You will also have all tasks ready and still have time to make any
necessary changes. I learned the hard way, I thought that what I had designed
wouldn't need any changes because they were done exactly as asked,
however, the client had many changes that did not leave me with enough
time to finish all my other tasks. By not organizing the deadlines and not
leaving time for changes I was one week behind in all the other projects.
Sure enough..... lesson learned. Working at Drom has also taught me that I must learn as
much as I can about each project and get to know, not only the brand, but its
Having said all this, I recommend that to keep all the projects moving at the
same time, you must take on one assignment at a time but never give more
importance to one certain brand/client. Your work must always show
consistency with whichever brand you're working. Lastly, don't rush your
work just to finish fast. Good things take time.