Getting your studio (and personal life) organized can be a challenge sometimes, but oh-so-rewarding! Andie Reavely of A Visual Anthology is sharing how she's started her new year off right with The Big Picture Planner: "My first step was to find something I liked to use to contain my pages and found that I could upload custom designs to Zazzle.com! I ordered a custom printed 1-inch 3-ring binder and I love it! I feels professional and was easy to make it match my studio vibe.
Secondly, I used the suggested 32lb paper for my pages and sections; (it's the best paper choice and oh so smooth to write on!) Next, I ordered a bunch of darling washi paper tapes and gold jumbo paperclips to help me organize and block out times and days on my monthly and weekly schedules. Finally, I got to work brain storming goals and action steps!
I love how the sections continually remind me of my goals and to-do items—in both my business and personal time. The weekly overview sections really help me to focus my week and set tangible, manageable goals. I have a spacious standing desk that enables me to have the planner open and beside me throughout my work day, helping me maximize my time and brain space.
I also love the simplistic, yet versatile design of the template, which allowed for me to change and add a few sections that were relevant to my studio and workflow. Ah! And speaking of workflow, I am loving the streamlined workflow section! I feel peace of mind knowing that I won't forget something or lose track of any details, or forget what has been completed!"
Thanks for sharing, Andie! We love your approach and are so happy for your success. Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~
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From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.