Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A day in the life of a designer

5:30 AM – Awake, hit sleep button twice (10 minute intervals) despite daily resolution to get out of bed when alarm first goes off. Entrepreneurs are supposed to have drive and boundless energy.

6:20 AM – Downstairs. Read Romans 4, NLT.

6:30 AM – Son comes downstairs, asks if I can get a kickstand for his bike.

7:20 AM – Leave for client meeting, drive 35 mph in rush-hour traffic for 10 miles or so. What are these people doing?

8:30 AM – Client meeting regarding web renovation project. Find bug while demoing web software. Argh.

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9:30 AM – Leave for office, see bike store. Go for coffee, wait for 30 minutes until store opens. Call new client and manage projects via cell phone.

10:00 AM – Bike store opens, buy kickstand.

11:00 AM – Arrive back at office, after picking up donated items for Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio silent auction event.

11:15 - 1:00 PM – Debug web site, work in Windows (urgh), quote projects, catch up on projects in house

1:00 PM – Lunch with staff

1:30 PM – Back to desk. On phone until 3 pm. Write copy for project until 4 pm.

4:00 PM – Last minute phone call. 5 minute exit meeting with staff.

4:15 PM – Son arrives at office after drum lesson, to be taken to baseball practice.

5:00 PM – Baseball practice. Manager is out of town, I pretend to know what I am doing and run practice.

6:30 PM – Practice ends. Go home and catch up with family.

7:30 PM – Help son install kickstand.

9:00 PM – Time to work on new font release. Parker Funky has been in the works for at least 5 years. Where does the time go?

10:00 PM – Time to sleep. Wash, rinse, repeat.


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