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Office tales of Stavros Damos, illustrator

Office tales of Stavros Damos, illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
I am Stavros Damos

Your current job :
freelance illustrator

In which city are you located?
Thessaloniki, north Greece

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Pencils, sketchbooks, photoshop, tablet, coffee

What does your office space look like?
A few art book, a desktop PC, art materials

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I usually listen jazz standards, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Miles and stuff like that.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
No… I usually work from early morning until the afternoon.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Practice and work as hard as you can.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Illustrate fast and with accuracy.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Work to live not live to work…

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Work digital with a Wacom tablet.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I usually go for work at 8am… Making some coffee, while listening ” jazz radio “… Checking my emails, start illustrate my projects, do a little searching for references. Sometimes I have to set up Skype, doing some briefing conversations with clients and back to drawing. This is until 5-6pm.

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