Office tale of Alice Wellinger, artist & illustrator

Portrait Alice

Who are you :
Alice Wellinger

Your current job :
Artist / Illustrator

In which city are you located?
Lustenau / Austria

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Dr. Jekyll is an obsessive worker, but Mrs. Hyde is a rather phlegmatic lounger.

What tools are essential to your work (app, software, etc..)
Scanner, Photoshop, paint, brushes, pens.

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What does your office space look like?
I don't have a studio. I paint in my kitchen. As I can stir the sugo with the one hand and and paint with the other hand this is a quite timesaving solution!

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
When I'm working I can't listen to music. Art and music – each needs one's undivided attention.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I usually do all important things in the morning. So even when I'm procrastinationg the rest of the day, at least a few things are done.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
It is less an advice than something I've have learned so far: None of your efforts will be in vain – if you do your work with passion.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
If I only knew!

What is your best tip for saving time ?
I wouldn't advise anybody to "save time". Quite the contrary; waste time! Spend your time in reading books and magazines, paint and draw as much as possible, go out. Art, Shopping malls, Nature, museums, people ... everything supports inspiration.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Start: Feeding the cat End: Feeding the cat!

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My reading glasses.