Organization and stuff

I have not written anything here for some time, this is mostly because I’ve been very busy- perhaps a little too busy and not organized.
With the start of the new year I resolved to finally tackle the issue of getting all my thoughts and ideas from the last two years organized and write a plan of action for my Illustration portfolio development.

I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy going, and the last few weeks have been like walking through thick mud up a very steep hill with people throwing rocks at my head, but I’ve eventually come up with some planning and organization solutions that are working for me which I thought I would share here:

Portable Kanban

Portable Kanban is a portable Kanban booard for personal task management. I’ve found it great being able to see all of my ideas visually. It also has a pomodoro timer built in.

Portable Kanban

Keynote nf

Keynote nf is a note taking application. I’ve tried many of this type of things over the years, but I really like this one.

Keynote nf

Scrivener and Scapple

Scrivener is great for writing complicated things that need lots of cross referencing with other documents in one place. Scapple is a nice little brainstorming and planning  application. I need these things for my project idea development and writing articles and long documents.

Scrivener and Scapple

LibreOffice

LibreOffice comes with a suite of word processing applications (all free).

LibreOffice

And last of all there is good old elbow grease, willpower and determination… working on those.

Author: Christine Garner

I'm an Illustrator from the UK working in digital and traditional mediums with a focus on character design.

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