It was really helpful to lay everything out together. We're always working on pieces here and there that it's really easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Having the physical item in front of you is really very different than looking at your items listed in your online shop or when working on layouts for your look book or catalog.
|Some of our cards and prints pinned to our studio wall.|
Overall this was a really fun exercise! Seeing our whole line laid out in front of us was really interesting and really gratifying. It's really easy to forget all of the effort and hard work that has gone into each and every design. We get so caught up with prints, reprints, packaging and shipping that we rarely look at the individual pieces anymore. Even when going through and spot checking or doing quality control, we hardly look at the piece itself. This was a nice reminder of where we came from and will definitely help us get to where we want to go. So much so, that we're planning on leaving everything up, at least for the time being.
Today: Evaluate your current accounting system. What is working? What isn’t? What would make things easier?