June was a slow month, which was great — this year has been so busy that I haven’t had time to deal with a lot of organizational matters and personal projects, so I made very good use of the downtime. Just a couple banner campaigns to showcase this time around.
This 50th anniversary campaign for ONE was fairly routine. I added some little touches to the provided design, such as making the pennant flags wave and incorporating a frame of rollover messaging.
This month’s TriHealth banners were Olympic-themed, which was fun to design for.
Unpredictable stretches of downtime are part of every freelancer’s life. Despite your best-laid plans, your workflow will temporarily dry up, and projects will get caught in the vortex of “waiting for client approval.” So when downtime strikes, take advantage of it!
I spent a good portion of June combing through my hard drive, sorting and deleting files. My iMac packs a 1 TB hard drive, which I foolishly thought would be an inexhaustible amount of space. Turns out I exhausted it in just a couple years! But that’s bound to happen when working on large design projects, and especially ones that involve HD video. So I’ve been doing a folder-by-folder evaluation of my files to free up some space — over 100 GB freed so far! It’s a boring task, but will save me from having to buy a bigger hard drive… for a while, at least.
I’ve also been doing a lot of work on Black Rose — but I can’t talk about it yet! Soon, though. A major announcement will happen later this month, so stay tuned!