He what's up everybody! Well I finally got my Sidekick Gekko, and I'm so excited. I feel like the excitable bore when he posted about getting his new iphone. So instead of showing me with the phone and holding the box, X... I decided to take photos with it, showcasing my life as Designer!
Ok so this is my desk. Pretty much where I spend most of my life, if you really think about it. Of course I have my blog on my screen. You guys know you blog when your at work! All those post-its on my mac is all the things I need to do, people I need to call, reminders and all that good stuff. I have all my X-Men Action Figures with me. They make my life less serious. Co-Workers like to hide them from me! One time I found Beast in the freezer! Ughh! The silver mouse was given to me by blogger, Darius. Inscribed on it says, " Imagination is Better than Knowledge" That is the code I live by!
Ever since I have been working out, I have been eating pretty good. I eat much better at work then on the weekends. Smart Start is so good, but I also eat oatmeal on certain days. Usually for Lunch I eat something healthy like baked chicken, but if I want to be greedy there is a pizza place right next door or evil Burger King! Love there strawberry milkshakes!
This is my Designer Book. It is pretty much the company manual which I created and designed. Under it is my "Things to Do" Pad. I make all my phone calls in the morning. Work on Design projects, see what I have put into production, and also get quotes for new jobs.
This is the company's brochure, which I designed. Just to let you know, mostly everything here I have done. I have been here for 5 years, and pretty much the head designer. I have had other designers here as well as interns, but usually I'm the main squeeze at this bad boy!
These are all my design books. If I need to find out how to do anything in Illustrator, Photoshop or Quark, I come here. I also have a Design Basics Book, a book on how to Design for different Cultures, a Pocket Pal on Production, a book on how to do Professional Presentations, and also a Art History Book. You always have to have the Dictionary, trust me you will need it!
Sometimes work can be stressful, so I usually read "The Secret" to bring me back in line with my spirit and self. Usually if I am stomped on a design, I will get inspiration from my "Creative Crown." Yes it is just a Burger King Crown with a post-it, but when you put it on, it is so much more! I have done some of my best work with it!
Ok a small tour of the place. My job is mostly a design studio, but we also have a copy center where people can come in, make copies, photo enlargements; just think of it as a really small Staples Copy Center. Usually the intern or secretary handles that department, but I'm usually called over to help out if a customer wants a design or something.
There is also another division of the company that focuses on giving new clients business solutions. It was going to be a full department, but the person in charge left the company, so it is mostly on the consulting now. Either way, I designed the logo, and most of the structure of how the company works. Even painted the squares that is on the wall!
Another division of our company does Mailbox services. I designed the character to be my boss, I find it quite funny every time I see it! We are also a FedEx Authorized Ship Center. Don't get me on that, such a long story!
This is the conference room I helped design. We usually take our big clients in here for meetings. It is pretty comfortable in there to. We have designed for clients who does Wine Distribution, Architectural Engineering, Real Estate, Medical Centers, Churches, Restaurants, and even Barbershops. That is the best thing about my job is that it is very versatile!
You know the Drill! Wash Your Dish! LOL. I hate washing dishes at home, and even here, but I have to.