I think I just heard what is by far the best piece of work-related news when I came into the office today. Much of the design work I’ve done here in the past year have not really seen the light of day. They may make it to the last round but clients never seem to choose my work, even if they’re sometimes the designs that we as a company recommend they adopt. Work has to go through so many corporate hoops that it takes months to have a single logo chosen and approved. That’s just the way it is.
I was my usual 5 minutes late. So after plopping my bag in the corner and taking off my cardigan, I quickly settled into my chair, typed in my network password to log onto my computer and did the first thing I do each morning. I checked my mail. There shone a single new message sent at 6:53 pm the night before, and the subject line read “Good meeting!”
Excited, I clicked to open the email that had come from one of my bosses who had been at a client’s office yesterday to present a visual identity system (aka what we at Landor call a House Style) that I had worked on. They apparently had an unusually successful meeting (the client required no changes at all!) and the CEO had signed off on the design pretty quickly. So now it’s time to create the guidelines for the system and get it through implementation. I will FINALLY have something that will actually live in the real world! 🙂 Granted, this process will take another few months, and the company probably won’t be able to implement the system and roll out designs until maybe early or mid-2011(?) but whatever, I’m happy 😀 In a year, I will be able to see the fruits of my labor at branches of this company across the city, and all the work will have been worth it. 🙂 I’m excited!