Office of tales of Peter Diamond, illustrator

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Who are you :
Peter Diamond, a nice chap mostly

Your current job :
Freelance illustrator

In which city are you located?
Vienna, Austria

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Tinkerer

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
India ink, paper, Photoshop, stereo

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What does your office space look like?
A cozy little blue room in our apartment, with a view on to the back yard

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I listen to a lot of different things, but pretty much all of it entails bass, drums and guitars. Reggae and punk are long-time favorites but by no means the whole range.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Stay away from Facebook!

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
See above.

You're better than your colleagues to :
I consider all the world's illustrators my colleagues, so there's probably no good answer for that question.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
"Keep drawing." I know it sounds obvious but it really is the key to everything in this business, and it's surprisingly easy to find yourself not doing it as much as you should.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Once again, stay away from Facebook.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Routine is a bit of a dream for me. I would love to have a steady, reliable ritual in my days, and I like to imagine it starting with a very early breakfast at a favorite cafe, followed by a walk through the woods to a little cabin studio. But my reality is that things are changing all the time and it's very hard to establish these kinds of patterns in the long term.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
My stereo is critical. I listen to music and podcasts throughout my working day, and have recently started to rebuild the record collection I had before I moved to Austria.

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