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Office tale of Katja Belkina, Art director at The D Co

Office tale of Katja Belkina, Art director at The D Co

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Katja Belkina

Your current job :
Art Director in an advertising agency The D Co (

In which city are you located?
Moscow, Russia

A word to define what kind of worker you are

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Besides standard software like Adobe, I find Chrome extensions really useful.
My favourites are WhatFont & Page Ruler. Concerning, non-digital things, it’s a Flipchart for brainstorming and a foam board to pin inspiring pictures. I haven’t found anything better to substitute these classic things yet.

What does your office space look like?
Its’s a rather minimalistic desk with a view on a red brick walls of our office.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
Mainly garage/indie/blues/ rock.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I make a list of to-do’s and try to stick to it. Also, it’s important to spend some time to clean up & organize space around me the way everything is easy to find and minimizes trips to other peoples’ desks in search of whatever.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Make brakes during the day and make switches between projects. It’s good to load your mind with information and let subconscience do the work.

You’re better than your colleagues in
In sticking to deadlines

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Not to be afraid to fail.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Planning your day in advance.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Charging myself with coffee in the morning, in the end of the day it’s charging all my gadgets.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My iPod! It’s rather retro but i still have all my music on 160 GB iPod classic.