Gearing up again

Gearing up again

I have had the best of both worlds for the last year or so. I have been working temporarily, full-time, covering a mat leave in a job I absolutely love. The work has been suitably challenging and rewarding and the working environment (despite two significant...
Having cake and eating it too

Having cake and eating it too

A constant tension exists for new entrepreneurs between the exciting and challenging prospect of successfully running one’s own business and the draw of the familiarity of a regular paying job and the perks that go with it. In our case, we enjoyed a relatively...
Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes

  There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus At Daily Designz we comment a great deal about handling change and keeping up with the pace of everything. This is a recurring theme in the design business and the change comes fast and furious on a daily...
Therapeutic Gongs Aside

Therapeutic Gongs Aside

  When I worked in the creative department at the newspaper, I was fascinated by some of the dynamics that would come into┬áplay. Certain sales reps and managers would gravitate to one designer versus the other. Some of these dynamics would be informed by...
Learning to Juggle

Learning to Juggle

I spent years juggling assignments while working at a daily newspaper and meeting multiple deadlines in a day, in a week and in a month. While many of those assignments couldn’t be delegated to others on the pre-press team, some of them could. If the timing was...