Office tale of Leyla Bulmer, graphic designer and lllustrator

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Who are you :
Leyla Bulmer

Your current job :
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

In which city are you located?
Melbourne, Australia

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Organised.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Pens, pencils, paper, my camera and laptop with the apps Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

What does your office space look like?
An organised mess.

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What kind of music do you listening when you are working ?
This changes all the time, but a few artists that I always go back to are Air, Portishead and Massive Attack.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Make lists!

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Stick to your lists.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Maybe my work is a little different but not better. It depends what style you like I suppose.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
A lecturer once said that you can choose who you work for, which hadn’t occurred to me at the time. It made me feel so much better about being a designer.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Don’t get distracted by the Internet .

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I get up early enough and most days go for a run, then start work at about 9. The end of the day is nearly always different- go to a class, work at my other job, hang out with friends, have dinner...

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
My Camera.

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