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Office tale of Ignacio Valicenti, graphic designer and illustrator

Office tale of Ignacio Valicenti, graphic designer and illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
I’m Ignacio Valicenti. I sign my works as IDV, my initials.

Your current job :
Graphic designer and illustrator.

In which city are you located?
I live and work in Buenos Aires.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Pencils, ink, any kind of paper, MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos3, PhotoShop, Illustrator.

What does your office space look like?
It’s bright, comfortable. Sometimes it’s organized and sometimes it isn’t. In constant change.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Osvaldo Pugliese, Lightnin Hopkins, Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey & the jazz Messengers, Menahan Street Band, Budos band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Free the Robots, Zappa, Primus, Melvins, Sabbath, etc, etc, etc.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Sometimes I make To-do lists. It helps me organize my flow of work.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Sketch a lot. Always have a pencil and a sketchbook at hand to draft any idea.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
I don’t like comparing myself with my colleagues. I’m very self-demanding and I’m always trying to surpass myself. I try to make every new work I embark in better than the previous one.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
These are the best pieces of advice I have heard in the last years. Thank you Puño.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Be organized with your time and workspace.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I wake up early, I take a bath and have some coffee or mate. I go to work. I check my To-do list and work on that. When I return home I watch a film or work on personal projects. I try to relax.

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