In this edition of the From the Desk series, we're taking a look at our Graphic Design Intern's Appointed essentials and how she uses them day-to-day. We have so enjoyed having Jacky's creative spirit and artistic direction this summer at the studio and are looking forward to see where life takes her next. We are glad Appointed has played a small role in her design journey.
Life as a student can be a bit unpredictable and hectic which means I rely heavily on my Daily Planner to help me stay organized. I find that each semester goes by extremely fast, so it helps to have both a monthly and daily view so I can keep track of upcoming events and deadlines, but stay focused on the day’s tasks. The hardcover binding is also useful since it remains sturdy when I bring it to classes, the studio, and back home.
For brainstorming on a new project, or just keeping track of any edits, The Notebook is a staple in my day. My ideas jump from being written lists to quickly drawn sketches. I also get creative inspiration from mindlessly doodling, so the one-sided grid layout of the notebook helps me to make room for any type of idea I have. I'm very particular about the tools I use when sketching, and my go-tos have become the Mark’Style Ballpoint Pen to sketch and the Micron Pen to outline. Using them in tandem gives clean contrasting line weights so I can add differing levels of details to sketches. Mildliner Highlighters are also my essential for adding callout sections in notes and accent colors for sketches.
At home, I carve out time for myself while also making sure any errands and tasks I need to do get done. Although there are times where I would want to come home from work or school and do nothing, I always find that if I don’t complete my tasks before I relax, then I won’t be able to think about anything else. The To Do Pad has become my go-to way of keeping all my tasks organized.
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In this edition of the From the Desk Of series, we're taking a look at another team-member's Appointed essentials, and how they keep her on track as a working mom. Meet Dorothy, our Business-to-Business Manager. Read on for the everyday products she can't live without—from the perfect planner to a classic workbook.
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How do the most successful people organize their workdays and stay motivated? With the Noteworthy Interview series, we explore the day-in and day-out of inspiring founders, creators, and more. December's guest? The uber talented Jonathan Morris.
Jonathan opened Hotel Dryce, a boutique hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2021. What once was an old warehouse that originally was used for selling dry ice, is now a reimagined 21-room hotel and lobby bar that authentically introduces visitors to the city that he calls home.
Torrance Hart is the founder and CEO of , a full-service gifting company that designs curated gift boxes for all kinds of occasions. Whether you’re looking for one gift for a friend or for 10,000 gifts for a corporate event—they do it all. Read on for an in-depth Q&A with Torrance about her typical work day, current inspiration, and words of wisdom.