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Being productive when it comes to design is perhaps the biggest anathema for creative artists, simply because the brainstorming process consumes about 70% of the time it takes to complete a project. And so if after all the hard work, a designer is told that he needs to change his design, he might just well spend his day in a club. If you have been in such a situation, you can probably relate.
Here are 4 ways to achieve design productivity:
- Stay Focused:
Designers are trained to never stick to convention. Hence their minds are conditioned to wander off. Hence, it gets pretty difficult to stay focused and concentrate on the task at hand. One way therefore to achieve focus is to minimize the clutter around you and clear up your desk. Take a deep breath and let your creative juices flow.
- Listen to Music:
It’s always best to minimize the disturbances around you and get plugged so you can concentrate more on the task in front of you. Make sure you listen to some inspirational music that bucks you up, rather than putting you down. Because your design work is influenced by your emotions. The happier you are feeling, the livelier your design will feel and vice versa.
- Use the Right Tools:
Never get yourself lost in communication. There are many tools available in the market that can help you concentrate on what you do best, design, while they manage the rest. SavahApp is one tool you can use to efficiently collaborate with the client on your web and graphic design and gain his immediate feedback.
- Put a ‘Do Not Disturb’ Notice on Your Desk:
Were you ever in the middle of a very important epiphany, and your co-worker just cracked in and you completely lost your chain of thought? It’s time you tell others to keep some distance from you while you are busy meditating.