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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox - conversations on creative culture, workflow & productivity


The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

Full website available at http://busycreator.com and http://busycreator.com/podcast/ for the show specifically.

Jul 28, 2014

The Busy Creator 16 w/Marie Poulin

 Marie Poulin (@MariePoulin) is a Digital Strategist and Web Designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Following her early work in a small Toronto-based studio, Marie set out on her own and established a solo web design practice before making a more recent transition to strategy. Marie has taken on more self-initiated projects, launchingDigital Strategy School, powered by Doki, the online teaching platform she helped build. Along the way she’s become resourceful and has had to teach herself a host of new skills. Marie can be seen on her site, MariePoulin.com

Show Notes & Links

Tools

Techniques

  • Be mindful of different working styles and personalities in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Facebook groups for professional insight
  • Share your behind-the-scenes process will help your peers and the industry
  • Use Wishlist to have your clients become “members”, with on-boarding and training built in
  • Set up a secret Pinterest board to collaborate with clients
  • Record your screen to teach staff necessary tasks
  • Number tasks and task components for easy organization
  • No meetings on Mondays
  • Use a Vision Board — a place to list goals for the month or year, big plans and project.

Habits

  • Take it upon yourself to learn new skills
  • Pick up good habits from the jobs you have; leave the bad ones
  • Learn best practices [for programming] from a true developer
  • Design your morning routine, even if it’s a later morning
  • Share your processes with people, even if it’s imperfect
  • Keep a “praise” folder in Evernote, email, etc.