Office tale of Juan Bautista Fittipaldi, motion graphic designer and art director

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Who are you :
I´m Juan Bautista Fittipaldi. Motion Graphic Designer and Art Director with almost 10 years of experience. In my spare time, I´m also a Luthier (guitar maker).

Your current job:
After working in local studios and as a freelance designer for major global brands, I decided to create my own Studio called Estudio Clementina, specialized in Branding, Motion Graphics, Advertising, Illustrations and Print .

In which city are you located?
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Precise. I obsess over the small details.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Cinema 4D.

What does your office space look like? 

Bright, full of light, clear and white. Really few things: My computer, some Design books, a nice couch, a couple of guitars, an amp and a lot of music.

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What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Mainly Classic Blues, Rock from the 60/70’s and Grunge from the 90’s.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
It depends on each particular project. Sometimes I work alone, sometimes teaming with other colleagues, designers, animators and producers. Each project is a new challenge.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
One thing at a time. A “things to do” list never fails. Priorities and timelines are fundamental to me. I like to have a good feedback with clients. Talking heads are better. Always taking deadlines very seriously. Clients values timeliness almost as much as creative talent.

You're better than your colleagues to :
I don’t think I’m better than my colleagues. I simply offer my clients the chance to make their project a personal challenge, using the design, animation and visual effects to achieve the image dream by them.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
If you are going to do something, do it right.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Prioritize your task list and close Facebook/chats! It’s better to be fewer hours in front of the computer, and work more intensely.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I have no strict schedule. Wake up early; normally start by a good breakfast, put on some music and write/answer mails. After that I start my work. Sometimes I work alone, sometimes teamworking. At noon, I lunch and I like to take walks, go biking or playing guitar, to clear my head a bit. Then I get back to work until the evening and probably work later into the night or just log off for the night.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
My iPod Touch and a guitar pick in my pocket.