Help this graphic designer become the best production manager ever
June 18, 2014 1:53 PM Subscribe
I have been a graphic designer, or in related jobs, for most of my work life. Now I'm moving into a new print production manager position at the marketing agency where I work, and I will be doing a diverse range of stuff, much of which is new to me. Help me kick ass!
My new responsibilities will include requesting quotes, working with vendors, organizing files and print samples, scheduling, providing print specs, and so on. It will be mostly print focused, but I'll be involved in video production and photoshoots too. What I'd like to know is what resources are out there for me that will allow me to do a great job in this new role.
I'm already very organized in my personal life, and I usually rely on Google calendars and phone reminders to get things done, but I'd love to know what, if any, specialized software is useful in an agency environment. And any other thoughts that production managers might have on staying on top of projects, reading suggestions, groups to join, and so on.