How to work through a picture book project- Workflow: what is your workflow process/project management process?
Awhile ago Jake did an Instagram story about working through The 12 Sleighs of Christmas or Who’s The Grossest of them All (I can’t remember… or it was a mix of the two), he did a breakdown from contract to finished book. He showed how he tracks his time in a chart and showed the book cover process. I was wondering if there could be a podcast or even a class about managing projects, a more in-depth version of what Jake did on his Instagram? Like how to stay organized with multiple projects, how you setup every project to make the best use of your time and stay on track.
I know everyone will have a different way of working but I’m finding that this is the one thing that worries me the most about getting book assignments, not setting myself up for success from the start of the project. I really just want to know the best practices when getting a book contract from start to finish. I think this is something I never got in school, really knowing how to work through job and organizing yourself/process to stay on track and giving yourself deadlines so you can meet the publishers deadlines.
I hope that made sense.
Does anyone have this fear or have any tips or advice when starting assignments and having a process to keep them organized and on track to meet deadlines? Do you use an app or create a chart for each assignment?
Oh, I did watch the Illustrating Children’s Books Part 1 & 2 and while watching Jake work through the book dummy was supper helpful I don’t think they touched on workflow much outside of creating art.