Updated: Feb 23, 2018
I still design my projects with paper and pencil until the design elements are reviewed and ok'd by the client. I love the feeling of a blank sheet of paper challenging me to make my clients dreams and budget become a reality.
Using the Internet
Using the Internet is a great way to exchange ideas and get a project moving quickly. I highly recommend to my clients that they use www.houzz.com, www.pinterest.com to gather ideas and organize them so we can all be on the same page on our design intentions.
Share the information
“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story.”
I try to organize all my projects into three catergories:
1. Meeting notes, phone conversations, written notes, emails, text, contract documents, etc.
2. Photos - This can be pictures of the site, photos you might have cut from magazines, post from Houzz or Pinterest or other design element's you like.
3. Contract documents - This includes all CD's (construction documents) used to get permits, AutoCAD or Sketch Up drawings, hand drawn ideas or plans, contracts, contractor contracts and information needed to organize the project.