The spring of 2020 was a crazy time. Here's how I handled doing my best work in such a new environment.
January 20, 2023
As a designer, I've always been a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to my work routine. I have a set process that I follow for each project, and I've always found it to be a reliable way to produce my best work. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in my usual process and has required me to adapt and make some changes.
One of the biggest challenges I faced was the shift to working from home. While I had always done some remote work, suddenly being required to work exclusively from home was a new experience for me. It took some time to get used to and required me to set up a dedicated workspace in my home.
One of the challenges of virtual meetings is the lack of in-person interaction. It can be difficult to convey ideas and emotions through a screen, and it's easy for misunderstandings to occur. I've found that it's important to be extra clear and concise when communicating through video calls, and to make sure that everyone has a chance to speak and share their ideas.
Despite these challenges, the pandemic has also given me the opportunity to try new things and approach projects in different ways. For example, I've started using more online design tools and have found that they can be just as effective as traditional methods. I've also had more time to focus on self-guided learning and have taken online courses to improve my skills.Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely had an impact on my design process, but it has also given me the chance to try new things and be more adaptable. As we move forward, I'm excited to see how these changes and experiences will continue to shape my work as a designer.