Monday, April 11, 2011
5 weeks and counting...
Happy Monday, Everybody! The week ahead is jam packed full of Surtex prep and the anxiety is starting to kick in as there are only 5 weeks left until showtime. 5 weeks?! Here's some stuff I have on my "to do" list for the week ahead:
• Finish up my mailing list of companies I want to contact before the show. The promo postcards I designed last week should be arriving in the mail tomorrow, so I need to get them addressed and shipped out pretty quickly. As this is my first time exhibiting at Surtex I think it's super important to get my name out there as much as I can before showtime.
• Finalize my booth panels. I found this super helpful article on panel resources and now just need to commit to the designs that I want on the walls. I feel this is an important step as I will have 5 printed panels to summarize my entire brand.
• Organize my portfolios. I have a critique/review with a friend on Wednesday (Hi, L!) so I need to get what I have so far in a presentable format. Knowing that I will be showing my work this week has also been a great push to get things done. I feel that I work best when I have a goal or deadline, so mini deadlines along the way have been super helpful to keeping me on track.
• Design, Design, Design! I feel confident about the work I have done so far, but would still like to complete a few more collections by the time I board the plane to NYC...
Whew! Think that's all for now, off to start chipping away at that list...