Day in the Life at LBD
We thought it would be fun to give you a little peek inside a typical day at Lindsey Brooke Design. The trouble is, no two days are really ever the same, though I do try to keep the weeks somewhat consistent. That way, the team knows what to expect day-to-day and I know that there is time in each week to get everything taken care of. Blocking out my time in this way is great or focus and productivity!
Photography by Public 311 Design
The first day of the week is full of in-house meetings that prepare the team for everything that we'll handle later in the week. Taking this day to prioritize tasks for the week, troubleshoot issues, and just communicate about the week in general sets us all up for success as we set out to manage projects.
9-10:30 am is our weekly staff meeting, where we go over all project status and procurement items. We talk about everything that is coming up as far as installs, photoshoots, site visits, etc.
10:30am-Noon Next I meet with with my Senior Designer, Louise, to review projects until about noon. During this time, I will edit designs with her, go over inspiration or design direction, review plans, pull samples for ideas, etc.
12-1pm is lunch. Monday is the one day that we are all in the office at the same time, so lunch is my treat!
1-3pm After we've eaten, I meet with my Senior Designer, Christine, to review projects. This is similar to the morning meeting with Louise, just specific to the projects that she is working on. I will edit designs with her, go over inspiration or design direction, review plans, pull samples for ideas, etc.
I finish the day by answering emails, getting any marketing items over to the team at IDCO Studio (did you know they do our marketing work?) , and work on Design Camp (PS, we still have a few tickets available for our May 2022 session in Santa Monica!) until I wrap for the day at 6pm.
The middle of the week is when we take time for site visits, additional design meetings with the other designers on my team, design meetings with clients, meeting with vendors to review new product, meetings with Anastasia about Design Camp, doing consultation calls or in-person consultations, etc. It's busy and exciting and there are a lot of balls in the air to keep up with, but it's a lot of fun.
Right now, we meet weekly for our #4thandOcean project on Fridays. It's an extensive renovation and addition project that has a lot of trades and moving parts, so we check in often to make sure every detail is accounted for. But typically, these days are reserved for all of the non-creative (or at least, less creative) work that is required for a business. I look at reports for the week, go over billable hours for our clients and make sure we are on budget, review any open issues, work on new ideas, and plan for the following week.
I like to keep this type of work separate from the design work because it engages a different part of my brain and it can be challenging to constantly swap back and forth between the two. Ending the week this way also means I have time and space to wrap up any outstanding tasks and set myself up for the next week to be organized and productive.
What about you -- do you schedule out your week according to the type of tasks or are they all mixed together? Hop over to our Instagram, where we've been sharing more details about the week, let us know. And as always, if you'd like to get in touch about working together on a future project, please fill out our inquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch!