I am super excited! After days and days of working, reworking and re-imagining my client finally settled on a design for their product. It was basically what we started with! So frustrating! But I guess that would be a typical client.
Either way it is very exciting. This might just give me some time to figure out PHP and WordPress so I can stop doing the graphic design stuff and move towards the Web Dev and User Exp stuff. Graphic Design and Marketing are interesting but not exactly what I want to do. If you had asked me 10 years ago I would have been all over it, but now I want to work with the next frontier. I am glad that I know the basics of Graphics and Marketing. It makes the User Exp design much easier.
I have had a rather productive holiday so far. I got a key design done, started on a second, research the clients competition a little and I am almost finished with an illustration that I have been working on since last fall. I am so close to finishing and I have so many other ideas for paintings, it is needless to say that I am very motivated this holiday weekend.
I still get discouraged. I was so close to telling the client that they might want to find a graphic artist instead of relying on me. So close to cutting all the ties and going back to the grind of work and job search. I am still not 100% sure if this is the best path, but when considering my options this path is “doing” right now. In a time like this, for someone with my personality, it is important to “do” or I will get stuck and never do anything. I will just be stuck in the status quo. If I do that it will totally defeat the purpose of going to school, working with a career counselor, and working with people that I am not familiar with, doing things that are not my strong suit. I cannot improve unless I go out and “do” things.
It is hard to avoid not doing things. Especially during the holiday when I just want to relax and not sit in a computer chair staring at a computer screen. I suppose it is one of those things that I will always struggle against. Accept and move on 🙂
Have a good holiday everyone out there!