Design insights & tutorials.

Weekly Review Aug 25-31

Turquoise Flag-Tip

monster truck

The long weekend is now past me and it’s time to get back to the grind. I feel I could really use a vacation because I’ve got quite a bit going on outside of work that’s keeping me from being as focused as I usually am. Mine and Kim’s wedding is only 25 days away and things are getting hectic. It’s hard to stay inspired through all of it. But here’s my review of what I got accomplished last week:

  • Arsenal 2.0 – A few more tasks were completed and a new one is started. Estimated to be done with CS Cart dev on Sept. 11 – but troubleshooting and cleaning up their design will follow.
  • I set up a store on http://gomedia.deckpeck.com and will encourage the staff to submit their designs to the store.
  • Did some new sketches for a hat line of one of our clients. Some mean looking monster truck slinging mud everywhere. The client wants us to do what we want, but he has extremely long descriptions of what he wants. I anticipate this will be tougher than it sounds.
  • Twitter interview with Vectips on Wednesday and continued with the twitter design help thing
  • Had meetings about gomedia.us V5.0 – entering the mockup phase for our new portfolio site. It’s fun.
  • GoMediaZine made a few blog posts about top creative wordpress themes as well as got included in a handful more CSS Galleries.
  • Fest 7 site went up with Go Media sponsorship logo and tshirt for sale
  • We are working on converting all our vector packs to Photoshop Brushes and will be releasing those tomorrow (wednesday).
  • Also worked on some shirts for Harley-Davidson and the Killers. Not sure if things got approved or not.

So yeah, that was last week. You’ll notice the blog posts have been slower. I feel like I’m overwhelmed with stuff, but when I look at my plate, there’s not a whole lot going on. I’ll need a few weeks to get myself back on track. Perhaps after my Honeymoon I’ll be more inspired. This happens from time to time. Fortunately, I have my fellow designers to pick up my slack.

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
Discover More by Jeff Finley

Discussion

We want to hear what you have to say. Do you agree? Do you have a better way to approach the topic? Let the community know by joining the discussion.

  • ChequeredManiac

    Do what you need, we all love you’re work and all you’re posts but everybody needs a rest, plus weddings are mad, dad was the best man at one a few weeks ago and man was he stressed. So go enjoy yourself for a few weeks, we’ll miss you but when you’re back it’ll be savage,

    absence makes the designs kick more ass, and you can quote me on that

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design/ Lance

    Not to mention that you responded to fan-email! ;) Thanks again! Good luck with all that wedding stuff, mine isn’t for quite a while but I feel for ya!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design/ Lance

    Not to mention that you responded to fan-email! ;) Thanks again! Good luck with all that wedding stuff, mine isn’t for quite a while but I feel for ya!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Lance, yeah I do spend about 3 hours a day or more in my email. It’s also hard to stay focused when I am constantly deleting spam messages and writing back to people the minute the write me. People say to close down email and IM and Twitter if you want to stay focused. Maybe I’ll do that for a day or two.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Lance, yeah I do spend about 3 hours a day or more in my email. It’s also hard to stay focused when I am constantly deleting spam messages and writing back to people the minute the write me. People say to close down email and IM and Twitter if you want to stay focused. Maybe I’ll do that for a day or two.

  • http://www.chrisobriendesign.com Chris OB

    I agree, my wedding is 5 days away, and it gets pretty hectic and hard to stay focused. I just finished making my groomsmen gifts so at least I feel productive today, even if it wasn’t necessarily “work.”

  • http://www.chrisobriendesign.com Chris OB

    I agree, my wedding is 5 days away, and it gets pretty hectic and hard to stay focused. I just finished making my groomsmen gifts so at least I feel productive today, even if it wasn’t necessarily “work.”

  • ChequeredManiac

    Do what you need, we all love you’re work and all you’re posts but everybody needs a rest, plus weddings are mad, dad was the best man at one a few weeks ago and man was he stressed. So go enjoy yourself for a few weeks, we’ll miss you but when you’re back it’ll be savage,

    absence makes the designs kick more ass, and you can quote me on that

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Good to see you guys are keeping busy.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Good to see you guys are keeping busy.

  • Eric Thayne

    Wednesday has come and gone, but no Photoshop brushes?

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    sound nice to hear.goodluck guys on your upcoming projects

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    sound nice to hear.goodluck guys on your upcoming projects

  • Eric Thayne

    Wednesday has come and gone, but no Photoshop brushes?

    • Aalapsp

      AALAP

  • http://www.gomedia.us Kim

    @ Eric – Photoshop brushes are currently up on our site. Check them out – http://gomedia.us/arsenal/psbrushes.php

  • http://www.gomedia.us Kim

    @ Eric – Photoshop brushes are currently up on our site. Check them out – http://gomedia.us/arsenal/psbrushes.php

  • Eric Thayne

    Thanks Kim!

    And wow, you guys have been working hard!

  • Eric Thayne

    Thanks Kim!

    And wow, you guys have been working hard!

  • Caralyn

    I just have to say the Fest 7 site is for my Alma Mater! It looks great! I’m not surprised they are still doing crazy fun things like this! Go GATORS!

  • Caralyn

    I just have to say the Fest 7 site is for my Alma Mater! It looks great! I’m not surprised they are still doing crazy fun things like this! Go GATORS!

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

  • http://www.drmustafaerarslan.net dr mustafa eraslan

    Great tutorial thanks