Last summer I got a comission from Kyiv gift shop Gifty. They wanted an unusual planner, something ironic and preferably gender neutral. It was a tricky because I myself don't use planners. In fact, my schedule is quite chaotic and looks like this:
So, not exactly something you might find on a Pinterest board.
I thought about my relationship with time managment. For the last couple of years I've been struggling with making my schedule realistic, and accepting the fact I can't finish a month volume of work in a week (even If I really really tried) and not feeling guilty about it. I'm trying let myself just do nothing on a regular basis because I know that is exactly what will help me to be more effective and actually enjoy my job (which I love). So this became the idea of the planner: plan less, don't stress over your to do list, have enough time for sleep, enjoy your life, avoid death at your cubicle desk.
Here's how the concepts and the first drafts looked like:
Antiplanner begins with sleep, mood, and finance trackers.
It suggests you should have one really important thing to do for a day so you could stay focused.
As the sales began in November I also made Christmas cards:
And of course there were stickers!
Here's a promo GIF for the launch of the sales. I had a couple of options in mind:
I also designed gift sertificates in this style.