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Watch: One Day In The Life Of A Graphic Designer Will Give You Mixed Feelings
By Yoon Sann Wong, 28 Apr 2017
For seven minutes today you will be transported into the life of Blind’s Creative Director Matthew Encina. Blind is the brand strategy design consultancy behind YouTube channel The Futur, where Blind’s founder and CEO Chris Do regularly hosts valuable tips related to graphic design. This includes excellent tips on what companies look for in a design portfolio, how to go from charging $25 for your logo design to $2,500, as well as how to price logos and other design services.
In this real-life take on Encina’s day, you’ll not only get an unromanticized 24-hour look at the goings-on of a graphic designer-cum-creative director, but also possibly experience motley of contrasting impressions fluctuating between inspiration, recognition, disbelief, and skepticism.
With only six hours of sleep, Encina tackles his day starting six in the morning with a cup of coffee and rock-climbing. If you struggle just to get out of bed on the weekday, Encina’s morning routine will put you to shame. He wastes no time on the road by listening to podcasts from sources such as 99% Invisible, Garyvee, Branding Like A Boss, How I Built This, Startup, and of course, The Futur.
By nine plus, he’s off to the office where he gets a lay of the land via his bullet journal. Time in the office comes peppered with the identifiable client calls, reviews with designers, brainstorming sessions, as well as the not-so-common writing of YouTube scripts and building of a PC. Getting off work around nine ushers him to a late dinner, followed by a five-minute review for the day. Shuteye comes close to midnight.
So designers, how is your average day like? Do you find these 24 hours highly relatable or is your usual weekday wholly different?
Several YouTube users have expressed interest in seeing the series expanded to include Blind’s CEO Chris Do and its Digital Director Ben Burns, who shared advice on how to increase your logo design price by 100 times based on personal experience.
Watch Encina’s 24 hours below.
[via The Futur, images via video screenshot]
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