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~
Have you created something awesome with Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!
Well, hello! I'm a boudoir and wedding photographer from Pennsylvania; I am based in both in Philadelphia and in the mountains of Northeast, PA. I have a love for shooting film, vivid colors, fluffy dogs, salty snacks, binge watching Netflix, sarcasm, and napping. My road to becoming a photographer isn't a very poetic or adventurous story: I was a painter and had always pursued the thought of going to school for fine art. I took an introduction to film photography class in my senior year of high school and just fell in love with the medium. I've pursued my own photography business ever since and am still shooting with film!
One thing we love about living in Portland is the strong emphasis on sustainability and a genuine concern for the environment. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest has obviously inspired locals to care and take action, to protect the lushness surrounding them. The name of the game here is conservation and preservation - with multiple trash/recycle/compost bin options in every restaurant and coffee shop, to chicken coops adorning backyards aplenty. We’re so pleased to see this positive trend hit the design and technology spheres, as hard copies become a thing of the past and the Cloud becomes the Internet’s new storage bin.
I’m Cheyenne, and I’m a body positive, self love boudoir photographer based in Philadelphia. I love my mama, my puppy girl Penny, my babe, and cheesesteaks. When I was 13, I picked up my first camera. Two years later I started a little business photographing families, babies, and a very tiny wedding! I continued to shoot through my time in art school and eventually decided to fully dive into creating a well rounded business for myself. I left college after my junior year and worked my butt off to build up my business.