Making good client appointment notes:)
Adding good client notes will help you to keep on top of your appointments. Drawing for hours and preparing stencil ready line art, only to have the client remind you that you were supposed to add in some small detail that will now mean a complete re-draw is terrible.
Mana has plenty of room for good notes, both in the appointment section and in the individual client section. The more detailed you are with your notes, the better off you will be. This is even more important if you are an artist that keeps a busy schedule, keeping track of all the minor details for an appointment that is scheduled a year in advance is imperative. Here are some helpful tips:
Copy and paste client emails directly into the notes section. This gives you exact conversation between you and the client without having to search through a zillion emails to find the info.
Be descriptive!!! Leaving yourself a note that says, “upper left arm” will not help you out much. Help your future self out when it comes to your notes.
Here is an example of some good appointment notes that will help you in the future.
“Cosmic eye, realism style with soft fades in case of future add on. Upper left arm, stay above t-shirt line for work. Color with strong emphasis on blues and purples. No surrounding tattoos, no cover. Client has a price range of 375 to 450. Has 100$ deposit. See attached images for reference. Not direct copy, references are for style.”