Time Management Tips for Graphic Designers

michesmith

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As a graphic designer, juggling multiple projects, revisions, and deadlines can be challenging. How do you effectively manage your time to ensure that you meet client expectations while maintaining your creativity and sanity? Share your strategies, tools, and techniques for staying organized, prioritizing tasks, and optimizing your workflow. Whether it's using project management software, setting daily goals, or establishing boundaries, let's discuss how to strike the right balance between productivity and creativity in the fast-paced world of graphic design.
 
1 job at a time.

Hard stuff first
Medium stuff next
Easy stuff last

Hard might be from scratch - get some samples over to get them on board with picking a design method/style
Medium might be making major edits to a supplied
Easy would be a few light changes throughout.

Then balance by due dates and expectations.
 
My workload varies from juggling multiple projects each day, to working solidly on one project for weeks.
I find Toggl really helpful for tracking time. Either to monitor jobs paid by "time spent", or to reference how long something took so I can price up "by project" jobs accurately.
Another great tool is Trello. If I have multiple jobs on I'll often switch between them while waiting for feedback or while someone else handles an aspect of a job. Setting up boards like On Hold, Active, Awaiting Feedback and To Invoice is really handy and helps to avoid things falling through the cracks.
 
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