Things have started to return to routine around the Reynolds’ household. Kids back in school and my own business has amped up with clients getting back into the groove as well. I don’t know about you, but I always have this impression that the two weeks over the December holiday I will have ‘time’ to focus on the extra projects I have on the go. Yeah, shake my head – not! The fact is, getting back to a work routine actually encourages more schedule in my day and therefore ability to plan in all what I have going on, which there are quite a few.
I wanted to give you all a heads up on the plans for the Creatives’ Cupboard publication this year. To be honest, it is a plan based on going with what works. At this time I can pretty much 80% confirm that there may not be an issue created specifically for the HOW Creative Freelancer Business Conference this year in Boston.
Due to personal plans and how things have worked out this year with partners and lack thereof. I was extremely lucky the past couple of years to have partnered with Topline Printing, Red Dog Graphics and Neenah Paper to bring these creations alive. Now, is the time to start looking at how to move the project forward into an actual self publication.
But as I said, nothing is set in stone EXCEPT that there WILL be a 2014 issue released in May. A combination of digital release on issuu.com and print versions created for the upcoming Workshops for all those who register and attend. I will also be looking into offering them for purchase if the price point works out as feasable.
I have had a couple interviews with some pretty great people, Jenny Poff (Owner of Presque Isle Designs and instigator of the Designers Round Table), Richard Medina (Aspiring 15 year old designer) so far. Making interview dates with Giancarlo Bianco (Creative Brand and Image Consultant, Panama). I am still working on my list of people to inspire me and hopefully readers.
Since this issue may not be part of a specific conference, this allows me the opportunity to build upon it and grow in the direction my creative brain (which never stops) wants to go. Creating a publication that is not just inspiring but a resource for the business as well as creative elements in our own unique niche’s. On the deck is a summary of time-tracking and/or financial services. Which one is best for the no/low budget and then higher. When is it worth investing in more and most importantly which ones’ are simple and easy to work with – because we all know that time = money.
If you have any suggestions or thoughts I would love to hear from you. Please email me!