How to use Taskomat™ if you are an illustrator?
Taskomat™ is the best way to organize your workflow as an illustrator and to analyze your performance on specific projects.
Setting up a project with Taskomat™ is very simple and above all useful, since with Taskomat™ you can track time and budget of each project phase.
To structure a project in Taskomat™ it is necessary to create work units, i.e. all the parts of the project needed to complete it. Each work unit has its own budget and time frame, and together they help define the budget and time limit for the entire project.
To create an illustration project on Taskomat™ it is therefore necessary to create several work units, as many as there are phases that you need to complete your project, for example: preliminary analysis, icon creation, illustration creation, etc.
Let's take a look at a small example of an illustration project created and managed with Taskomat™, so as to make the process clearer.
Project: illustrations for website
Project phases: Preliminary analysis; Icons creation; Illustration creation.
Suppose that your reference rate is 50€, each of these 3 phases will have a budget and a time limit calculated on the basis of the reference rate.
Work unit: Preliminary analysis (half a day to collect the information):
- budget: 200€
- time limit: 4h
Work unit: Icons creation (1 day to create the graphic icons):
- budget: 400€
- time limit: 8h
Work unit: Creation of illustrations (4 days to create illustrations):
- budget: 1600€
- time limit: 32h
In total you have a project with a budget of 2200€ and a time limit of 44 hours.
Once you have created the work units, you will then have to create timed tasks to be scheduled on your days.
Analysis (time limit: 8h):
- Meeting with client (2h)
- Debrief (2h)
Schedule on: Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April
Graphic icons creation (time limit 8h):
- Icons creation (6h)
- Customer call (1h)
- Revision (1h)
Schedule on: Monday April 22, Tuesday April 23, Wednesday April 24
Illustration creation (time limit 32h):
- Illustration creation 1 (4h)
- Creation of illustration 2 (4h)
- Creation illustration 3 (4h)
- Creation illustration 4 (4h)
- Creation illustration 5 (4h)
- Creation illustration 6 (4h)
- Customer call (2h)
- Revision (6h)
Schedule on: Monday, May 6, Tuesday, May 7, Wednesday, May 8, Thursday, May 9.
Once the tasks are scheduled, you can decide whether to do time tracking or just declare them as completed.
In our example, you can time-track and measure your performance on all the tasks that are not related to the client meetings, while for the meetings you can simply declare them as completed once they are finished.
By structuring your work in this way, you will be able to understand how long it takes you to complete the various project phases that are not tied to client meetings, and whether this time is in line with your budget and revenue goals.