Who are you :
Camilo Jaramillo A.K.A. POISON graphic design
Your current job :
Graphic Designer / freelancer
In which city are you located?
Medellin – Colombia
A word to define what kind of worker you are :
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Adobe illustrator, Adobe photoshop, books, magazines, cds, sketchbooks, pens/pencils and my guitar.
What does your office space look like?
A cool working space surrounded by skateboarding, music, books, & friends..
What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Punk Rock most of the time
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I always try to create and start new projects in the morning (first part of the day), your brain is rested and ready to start fresh, and in the second part of the day maybe from 5 – 7 do research, investigate and look for references…
What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
– Take some active pauses during your work time,
– During your lunch break take a great lunch, take 20 min nap and disconnect from work
– Avoid getting on social networks while you´re working
– Try to do different activities during the week to break the routine
– Use your weekends to rest, get out of the city and visit different places.
– Traveling at least once a year, every unknown place is inspiration
You’re better than your colleagues to :
Make collage compositions
What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Always start small in whatever you do.. (Dan Ibarra, Aesthetic Apparatus)
What is your best tip for saving time ?
Take the time to think before every project and pay attention to detail from the beginning and during your work process
What is your routine start and end of the day?
Wake up at 8 – 8:30 am and have some breakfast,
get at the office between 9 – 9:30, answer emails, start new projects or keep working on progress,
12:30pm go out and have lunch, rest and take a 20 min nap, get back to work at 2:15 keep working,
5 – 7pm do research, answer emails, get refs.
8 pm get dinner, spend time with my girlfriend and family, watch a movie, go out and hang out, practice with my band and sometimes I play soccer.
11 – 11:30 pm go to bed
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Glasses and refresh tears