The decision was made to hire the super talented designer, Joy Chu. That's when things really started to happen. So now there was a team in place. a designer, a person to illustrate the signing motions, and the illustrator (me) to make this a fun dictionary to look at.
Joy has a major job here. She has to keep track of everything. She has set up a system of keeping track of 1,000 words using log sheets. They have notations as to sketches,revises, and finals. The same goes for the signing diagrams and text for each definition. Yeah, we definitely needed Joy!