What do you do when you are assigned a project? A question to ask yourself is “What are the steps that I need to take to finish the project?” Its best not to turn on the computer and jump to the software program. Instead to save some time follow these simple steps.
Understand what’s being asked from you.
Research the subject carefully.
Concept some sketches.
Work on the design brief.
Review the sketches and the design brief with the client.
Now get on to the software program that you want to use.
Put together your rough ideas.
Review them again.
Work on the final version.
I know it looks like a lot of work, but if you want to be creative and want to satisfy your client needs,you should have complete knowledge of the subject and should be able to ask questions and get answers with the help of the design brief.
I am always tempted to start drawing something in Illustrator before sketching. But I have been telling myself to follow these steps, before every single project.