As a designer, it can be difficult to find productivity to do the necessary work for clients. Since most designers have their jobs dependent on computer work, the self-discipline to do work each day also comes with obstacles that make a graphic designer’s job more difficult. Designers run into more issues with their work-life than the normal 9-5 will give you.
From technical issues to the difficulties of remote work, logo designers face many problems when it comes to completing projects. But, if you have an efficient way of work and are aware of the procrastination that diminishes your workflow, you can find a way to complete projects for clients efficiently and without hindrances.
Creativity Can Spark When You Least Expect It
While many jobs need hyper-focus and constant communication skills, logo designers have it easier. Their work depends greatly on their creativity levels and their imagination. It’s common to see logo designers that put pressure on themselves to the point where they’ve reached their max both mentally and physically.
At this point, many logo designers can have the opportunity to use inspiration for their next project. Getting inspired may be exactly what an exhausted logo designer needs to have a burst of creativity and complete their project. It’s important to not put too much pressure on yourself and learn to step away to be able to gain some inspiration.
Turn Procrastination Into Productivity
One of the designers’ main killers of productivity is procrastination. With their job mainly reliant on their computer, they have access to social media and the internet 24/7 which makes it easy for them to get distracted from their current design project.
This often hindrances logo designers and stops them from performing to their full potential. One way that logo designers can avoid procrastination and attempt to meet goals despite the distractions is to have something that holds them accountable. Joining a design community and joining in discussions and forums can give you something to do when you aren’t directly working that’s still productive.
Keep In Shape and Healthy
When you’re spending most of your workdays at a computer, it’s easy to not worry about your health as often. Time can pass by faster and before you know it a day can have passed with no exercise except your walk from the bedroom to your desk. But you’ll find that if you manage to fit in even a few minutes of exercise each day, you’ll end up more productive than if not.
Try taking short breaks and getting up to do stretches every so often. Have workout routines in the morning, stretch in between assignments, and doing small exercises every so often can help keep you healthy and your energy high. Don’t be afraid to take naps if needed as well; you’re at your most productive when you’re well-rested and healthy.
Take Days Off
When your work depends on your own self-discipline, it can be easy to overwork yourself and work on assignments even over the weekend. However, although this may seem like a productive and efficient workflow, it’s the opposite. Becoming a workaholic and pushing yourself without days off can be unproductive and result in burnout.
To let yourself recharge and allow your brain to rest, you need to have designated days off. These should be days that you don’t work on and use to give your brain time to re-energize. It’s important that you have days where you give yourself a break, despite being your own boss.
Learn All Shortcut Keys
It’s no surprise that logo designers work through Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and because of this, they have to know the software inside and out. Since the software is basically what their entire career rests on, they must be able to use it as efficiently as possible.
This is why logo designers must learn all shortcut keys to be able to accomplish tasks as quickly as possible. This makes it so that logo designers can work through projects far quicker than if they attempted to navigate with their mouse each time they selected a tool.