|I wasn't kidding about the hot dog suit!|
As far as workload goes, I'm on the high end of the see-saw -- there's much more of it than there is of me. To create a happy balance I've learned a few things over the years that might be of special interest to fellow designers and perhaps some of the laity out there.
- Design everything in full-color. You can easily change a color design into black and white but it's a lot harder to change a black and white design into full-color.
- ASAP is not a good deadline. One man's ASAP is another man's "This can be done whenever/if ever I get a free moment."
- Do your best work. Some assignments are more important than others but it's important to every assignment well. Doing so-so work at work leads to doing so-so in other endeavors.