Office tale of Michael Pitropov, Illustrator

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Who are you:
Michael Pitropov


Your current job:
Freelance Illustrator


In which city are you located?
Currently I am in Florence, Italy

A word to define what kind of worker you are:
I am a hard worker and an even harder worker under stress


What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Sketchbook, a fully equipped pencil case, the Internet, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, a tablet, paints and brushes.

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What does your office space look like?
My studio consists of a desk, an easel, a shelf and lights in a large room shared with 3 friends


What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
Currently I am slowing working through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I feel like I am always learning and working. If you treat your days like that I’m sure your work will benefit greatly.


What tips would you give to improve productivity?
I do have some ideas but they may be unhealthy and I don’t recommend them.

You're better than your colleagues to:
My colleagues are one of my greatest sources of inspiration


What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Draw everyday.


What is your best tip for saving time?
I would say staying off of social networking websites when you really need to get some work done.


What is your routine start and end of the day?
I have no routine and my days are very different especially since I have arrived in Florence.


Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
A gadget I could not go without would be my iPod.

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