I love graphic design, photography and blogging. A lot. This also means a cluster$&@% of files taking over my screen. It’s embarrassing. I have a terrible habit of saving everything on my desktop, because in my mind, I will be able to find it easier. That’s a load. In all honesty it takes twice the time to find something because there is SO MUCH. It was time for a better alternative. To give you and idea of what I was working with, I took a screen shot of my desktop before my project. Be prepared…
Explosive file diarrhea. The only thing saving this is the picture of my son!
A few hours of dedication, determination and Adobe Illustrator equals desktop tranquilly. I created a background for my desktop and consolidated my folders. Not only was it fun to do since I enjoy designing so much, but I sit back and marvel at my organized workspace and all of the sudden feel “caught up” with life – even though I’m far from it. Take a look at my desktop in her new beauty:
To make one, all you need to do is check your screen’s resolution/size and then create the same size file in Photoshop and/ or Illustrator. If you’re not design savvy, or you’re simply too busy, I am up for hire! For $14, I will create a custom desktop background for you! If interested, shoot me an email or DM me on Twitter. Now, the organizing part is up to you, but I promise once you have this background set up and it makes it SO easy!
I am always down for learning more organizational tips for bloggers, photographers and designers. What methods do you swear by?