When I first signed up to participate in a Design Swap with Brian Hoff, we hardly knew each other aside from a few emails and tweets. We decided to use the exercise as an opportunity to get to know one another. Below, you’ll discover what I learned about 24 hours in Brian’s life.
Opened notebook to start day of recording data
Fed my cat, Sophie, and changed her water bowl
Hopped in the shower
Dried off; shaved and brushed teeth
Turned on iMac and iPad
Went on a hunt through drawers for new shoe laces (mine ripped the day before); couldn’t ﬁnd any
Ate a bowl of cereal topped with granola while reading my RSS feeds on my iPad
(While still eating…) grazed over my new emails and deleted the “spammy” ones
Pulled together Identity Concept Sheets for a client: showing horizontal and vertical positioning, the mark/bug standing on its own, a scaled down version to show readability at small sizes and a favicon.
Procrastinated on Twitter for a few
Finished the Identity Concept Sheets and emailed them to the client
Checked off “Email client concept sheet” from to-do list
Checked next item in the to-do list
Decided to work on the redesign of BrianHoff.net for the next 40 minutes before taking a lunch at 12.
Fiddling around with typefaces and arrangement of text
Saved all work and taking a lunch
Making a sandwich with ham and cheese and a bag of chips
Decided to take a break from record keeping to avoid insanity for the remainder of the day :)
Reading over notes for a talk with client at
Talk with a new client to start a new project
Talk over; open AI to start second project of the day: an interactive company’s Documentation design (i.e. invoice, quote design, etc)