A Day in the Life Of…..Digital Artist Mandy

Author: Evolution Design Agency
May 28, 2018

Having joined the Evolution Team as a Graphic Design Intern earlier this year I am excited to say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been! Now that I’m the Digital Artist, it’s important to do what you love, love what you do. I certainly love what I do.

My work day actually started early this morning at 7am with BNI, an amazing networking team at GMHBA Stadium. Lisa, our director made a presentation to the group, educating everyone on what Evolution Design can do you for your business. It really engaged the room, and was actually thanks to BNI that I am now with Lisa and her team.

I had half an hour before my next stop off, so I grabbed a quick toasty and hot chocolate for breakfast from Moo Mouth on Yarra Street. It’s great because it’s just across the road from the Evolution Design studio.

Then I was off to Bay FM to make an advertisement for the Gordon, which is where I graduated from last year with an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design. I am forever grateful to the passionate teachers there, so I was more than happy to agree to do this for the Gordon.

Arriving at work soon after this, I checked my inbox to see that Emily, the Lead Designer had some good news for me. Business cards with my name on it (insert me doing a happy dance here) with the title Digital Artist have been created and ordered, due to be delivered early next week. Woohoo! Emily had assigned me a few jobs for the day, the first was to design mock ups to use on social media to showcase Evolution’s clients and the wonderful projects we are a part of. I was shown a few new tricks in Photoshop by Emily, who is incredibly patient! Luckily I then had time to practice before moving on to other jobs for the day.

I enjoy creating illustrations – this is where my strengths lay. Refining illustrations to digital media is where I feel I can contribute to Evolution. Illustrative logo’s and hand lettering is in demand at the moment. Working with the Evolution team allows me gain the knowledge to make the most of my skills in this industry.

After finishing work I met with a freelance client to discuss doing an illustration for their coffee cups. They saw my work on Instagram and said it suited what they were after. I often obtain freelance work from clients who have seen my work either on my website, social media or through Geelong Illustrators.

When I finally reached home I enjoyed a great meal prepared by my partner, Pete, accompanied by a well deserved glass of red.

But my day is not over yet as I must head off to the garage to sort out what I need for the weekend markets. I am holding a stall at the Meet the Makers Market in Geelong’s Westfield Shopping Centre, which will be perfect timing for getting that special mother’s day gift. I sell limited edition prints of my animal character illustrations, as well as one-off resin wall arts. Therefore I need to ensure I have enough stock.

Finally, I get to relax on the couch and watch a bit of TV while replying to emails (mostly about custom orders tonight). I need to send a couple of invoices and then complete the social media post scheduling for Geelong Illustrators, of which I am also a proud member.

I’m naughty again tonight, going to bed a bit too late then updating my own Instagram and checking Facebook in the comfort of my bed. Doesn’t everyone?!

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