I design a wide variety of stuff including logos, magazines, posters, newsletters and brochures. Some weeks are busier than others and I admit to putting in some crazy hours. There is definitely no 9-5 and no routine schedule. The best part, besides being my own boss, is that my days are never boring (having three kids helps with that too.)
Monday, August 20, 2007
I'm back in the office today. Daley design is my freelance graphic design business. I have the luxury of working at home which is something I've been doing now for eight+ years. Having my first child was the push I needed to realize that a 9-5 job wasn't working me. It hasn't always been a piece of cake. I have the photo to right posted on my bulletin board. It makes me laugh now. This is me (8 years ago--please forgive the hair) and my eldest daughter Cara who was a little over a year at the time. We're actually on a photo shoot together. The photographer had us test the light (way back in the day--no digital photography then) before the real subject of the photo stepped in. As you can see, Cara is not too happy to be on a photo shoot in the school president's office testing light. And even though I have a smile on my face, I can assure you I was NOT smiling on the inside. The president sat in this spot moments later. This is where I have to say a sincere thank you to all of my client's that overlooked my slightly underage, very unprofessional design assistant and stuck with me. It is definitely a juggling act. I've learned a lot along the way, including hiring a sitter, so that most times when I need to be out of the office for meetings or photo shoots I can be a solo act.