I got back from vacation and only worked one day this week. I went to BNI yesterday- it’s always great fun. I won the 50-50 raffle and gave a few referrals and received a referral. It’s always nice to listen to people talk about their businesses. I always find out something I didn’t know before. Next week I’ll be in the office for a couple of days
Week Eight of CAT 275 07/07/2011
This week was pretty relaxing. I started a six week English class right after the holiday, so today is the only day I worked. I did some marketing, made some phone calls and went to BNI. Last week at BNI I won the 50/50 raffle; this week I won a referral raffle. The prize was a $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse. I went to Edgewater to do some marketing, then went back to the office to make some phone calls. My Neenah Esse textured 100lb paper samples were there for my business cards. It was fantastic- they sent me 10 26×30 sheets for the offset press. I had them taken to our Dundalk location to be cut down to size, since our cutter isn’t big enough. Sandi taught me the difference between screening and transparency, so I have to fix the cards for offset. I also have to match to Pantone, since I used spot color when I printed them digitally. Hopefully I have lots of luck, or I may just end up printing them digitally on the paper.
Week Seven of CAT 275 07/01/2011
This week I was in the office most of the time. We picked up a little bit this week, but the 1st of July brings our slowest month of the year. With my long hours this week came business card changes and envelope designs for Kubb Physical Therapy, business cards for South Arundel Vets, a rubber stamp for a doctor practicing at a hospital, and lots of copying and bindery for various businesses. I loved being in the office this week, but next week I will be working from home and marketing. While my boss’ mother is ill, I’ll be going to BNI networking group for her every Thursday. I love the people and I’ve learned a lot. I may have landed a car dealership account, but I won’t be sure until after the holidays.
Week Six of CAT 275 06/29/2011
The week isn’t over yet, bit it’s been crazy this week. I’ve worked more hours this week than I have in awhile. I’ve been working on this big project for Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake. They needed 150 cards laminated with round corners. I’ve also been working on business cards and envelopes for Kubb Physical Therapy. I did a business card for South Arundel Vet Hospital. I’ve been doing a lot of bindery, social media, and networking lately. We’re a little slow right now. This week has been crazy because my boss has been with her mother at the hospital. I probably will be doing motly networking, social media, and HTML email blasts until sometime in August when things pick back up.
Week Five of CAT 275 06/28/2011
Last week was a pretty busy one. I did a lot of social media and marketing, some graphic design, and went to BNI (a networking group). I’ve been working on these book covers, which are kind of a challenge. The client wanted me to scan in this textbook’s cover, clean it up, and adjust the size so the he could bind his notes together. He also wanted to get rid of the publisher’s name on the spine and put “Student Workbook and Notes” instead, as well as numbering the volumes at the top. I thought this job would be easy originally, but it has turned out to be quite the opposite. The color on the scans came out uneven, so I have done the entirety of this project in Photoshop. It looks pretty good now, so hopefully he’s happy when he comes in!
Week Four of CAT 275 06/16/2011
We were closed most of this week to get a new digital press, but I was able to do some networking and also got a potential freelance client. In the beginning of the week I did a few designs and some changes, but nothing too major. Hopefully things will be more lively next week.
Week Three of CAT 275 06/11/2011
So, I only worked half of this week because we were pretty slow. But Got Bail’s plasticards came in, and they looked great! It’s exciting to see the smile on people’s faces when they see the finished product. I did a lot of printing, bindery, and a little spring cleaning this week, but I did get to do a few graphics and some social media things. I have a few things to do on Monday, but other than that I definitely won’t be working until at least Thursday because we’re getting a new digital press at the beginning of the week.