As I consult with another art director, li in a desperate state of comp hell splays out on the ground after asking me for a flash drive of layered PSDs and says “trace my chalk outline.” Sadly, she can’t die before finishing these comps, or I will have nothing to present tomorrow.
It’s another late night. I’m feeling helpless without CS4. Sadly, I can’t make any of those design changes, I can only try and be a supportive partner.
Also sadly (only for me, not so sadly for li), it’s li’s last day before she leaves to get married and she’s comping banner ads. It’s a glorious thing.
But as I keep reminding her, she gets to walk away tonight and say “good luck with that one project that I’m going to forget about it seventeen minutes.” Because at the end of the day, she’ll remember her wedding forever and probably want to forget this project immediately (disclaimer for anyone reviewing our work* not that the banners aren’t good, it’s just late, and there’s a lot of them).
So onto another four hours of li comping while I run around dropping off and picking up flash drives, figuring out the UX of an iAd and confirming with account sups that we do have to put “all-new” in front of the name of the car.
It’s going to be a long two and a half weeks without her. laadverts just doesn’t have the same ring.
PS li, you are not a bridezilla or a compzilla.