Road to the Show: Part 2
Last I left-off, I had officially signed up to exhibit at NSS 2014 and now I’m realizing just how quickly it’s coming! I’ve been reading so many helpful blogs and hope that this will serve for the future generations of first-timers.
I’ve decided to make the booth on my own rather than outsourcing the cost. (Okay, not ENTIRELY on my own). Since NYC is in close proximity, shipping won’t be an issue. I’ve gone with folding hardwood walls that can be assembled together on the Javits Center poles. Each panel is about 4x4, with some extra space for the poles, and are hinged on one end. All together with a little bit of magic saw dust, we’ll have a booth soon!
After the walls are up and the paint is on, I’m pretty excited to put on my interior decorator hat (if I can find it).
Back in the studio, I’ve been pushing the collection in a slightly new direction. Mainly spicing it up with some wit, more gender-neutral designs, and perhaps a few unicorns. The 2013 Out Loud Greetings would have not of that, but I’ll save the inner workings of the creative process for it’s own post. I’ve been filling up a new moleskin to the brim with thumbnails, bits of copy, and to-do lists galore. The goal is to expand the card collection tri-fold (or more). Since I scrapped some old designs, Out Loud Greetings has been operating on less than a dozen designs for several months. Now, I’m hoping to push that number to at least 3-4 dozen!!
If there’s anything I’ve learned so far it’s that you can not start early enough for a show this size!