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Office tale of Matteo Franco, illustrator

Office tale of Matteo Franco, illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
Aka Frankly Frank. I was born in Rome in 1988 and I’ve been drawing all my life.
When I found out that I couldn’t make a living by just drawing, I also worked for a time as a graphic designer, then I got back to my passion: illustration.

Your current job:
Right now I’m trying to complete my degree at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, while working as a freelance illustrator.

In which city are you located?
Rome, the magical and eternal City.

One word to define what kind of worker you are:
Passionate, like the singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)?
A piece of paper, a pencil and Illustrator software.

What does your office space look like?
It’s like a huge green space.

What kind of music do you listen while you are working?
De André, Branduardi and any kind of music that tells a story.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I don’t organize my work, I dive into it. (Carlo Mollino)

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Study as much as you can so that you can have a lot of material to use for inspiration, so you can create more.

You’re better than your colleagues to:

I don’t think I’m better than anyone, everyone has his way to tell a story.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
“Be happy when you draw and be yourself” Riccardo Guasco.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Organize the work with a day planner or a calendar, give yourself the most strict deadline so that you can do your bes

What is your routine start and end of the day?
I don’t have a routine and that’s for better or worse.
Every morning I check all my e-mail accounts and every night I end my day by smoking a cigarette on the balcony.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not live without?