Illustrating My Day (Completed!)

Illustrating My Day (Completed!) - student project


I'm Jared, you can see my other work here or WIP on dribbble.

Initial List

After sketches and note taking, here is my final list for this project:

  1. Early AM interuption by crying daughter
  2. Back to bed
  3. Breakfast
  4. Activity with dog (either paddle boarding or a walk, so paddle board for uniqueness)
  5. Shower & get ready
  6. Head upstairs for work
  7. Work on computer
  8. Phone calls/meetings
  9. Break to play
  10. Work/ideas, sketching
  11. Lunch
  12. Walk the dog
  13. More work calls
  14. More work ideas & sketching
  15. Break to stretch
  16. Work Skype/hangouts
  17. Evening family activity, usually bike ride
  18. Get daughter to sleep
  19. Relax with wife
  20. Sleep 



Here's my final set of my illustrated day! I had a few rules I tried to follow, first being a 3pt stroke and second, I wanted to try to use the same symbol for myself and see how many different activities I could adapt it to represent. (This challenge was the most fun for me personally.)

I included some extra elements like a clock (to show time or no clock when I'm resting, enjoying myself or trying not to think about time). As well as some extra use of color.

I work from home, so I'm fortunate to be able to take breaks to play with my daughter and eat lunch with my family. The work icons are a bit repetitive, but that's fairly representative of my daily routine :)

While I decided to include use of color for my project - most of them work in one-color as well.

My favorite icon by far was paddle boarding with my dog - I decided to make an icon collection of  "outdoor dog activities" as well if you would like to check it out. I've enjoyed seeing others daily routine & icon making process and overall the class was a fun exercise!