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Office tale of Dan Perrella, freelance graphic designer and illustrator

Office tale of Dan Perrella, freelance graphic designer and illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Dan Perrella

Your current job :
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

In which city are you located?

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Determined. I work very hard to improve my skills and provide the best work possible for my clients.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Sketchbook, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop.

What does your office space look like?
A small desk with my computer, external screen, hdd and many other things that leave me with very little real estate.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
A mix of old classics and new tunes from Sly and the Family Stone to Death From Above 1979.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I try to write down my tasks in my notebook to get a better idea of how I am going to carry out my day.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Sketch out your ideas before going to the computer. I find that this saves me a lot of time in the end.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
My colleagues are very talented so I try to learn new things from them.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Everything in moderation…and work your ass off.

What is your best tip for saving time ? ????

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Drink coffee. Read emails. Do work. Sleep. Repeat.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Mechanical pencil and sketchbook. I am always sketching and writing down ideas.