November 15, 2007

This one's for you, Mr. Body Part

In case anyone is wondering (Dad) why the blog is a bit more weekly than daily, it's 10:15 pm and I'm still at work. Jrex is on his way to pick me up. (well, I just called again and he'd fallen asleep instead of heading out...)

Monday and Tuesday we were finishing up the crank and turn for the Adbe Gala. Over the weekend a poor freelancer had to cover for me (well, he's much richer now!). I'm SO glad I missed the last round of the 'fire drill'. Most of the time I work with a different account. I can organize and drive it at my own pace. Anything with Adbe means dealing with my creative director. Who is not. Creative. or a Director. He procrastinates and thrives on the high of all nighters. Ugh!

The good part is that they liked what we came up with and the freelancer did a great job. On Monday night I was here late finishing up that whole mess for a Tuesday client presentation. I whipped out something for a proposed viral marketing portion of the party. Stickers for the walls in the garage, etc. It looks like they might take that and run with it for the entire party identity.

Tonight, I'm here trying to finish up the Look and Feel for a conference that doesn't happen until MAY. Yes. Next year. What's the rush? The woman who approves look and feel is about to leave for maternity leave (as in next Wednesday the 21st). Her boss is due back from maternity leave December 1st. The Boss is married to someone who owns an ad agency. We need to get the look and feel somewhat locked in with someone who knows me and loves my work before The Boss hands it off to her husband. I don't fancy spending 5 months as a production artist, so I'm trying to stake my design territory while I still can.

What's the question? Yes. I'm exhausted. And still have to keep cranking it out.

Hmm? I do still enjoy my job. I really like designing things. The pace here is so fast that I don't have time to second guess myself, and thus far, my gut instincts seem to be working out fairly well.

The other question? Yes. I'm going to stop blathering on now.


Anonymous said...

Bully for you!

Rachel said...

Wow, it sounds like you've been incredibly busy. I'm glad they liked your work.

Snickollet said...

Wow, that's a lot of work. I hope they don't burn you out too soon.

Mama Nabi said...

oh. my. I'm sensing that, despite the not-so creative Creative not-very-direc-TOR-like Director and the workload/speed, you are enjoying yourself... yes? In that case, I'm glad... but hope that you get to take a break during the weekend!