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Office tale of Alesya Nesolenova, illustrator & printmaker

Office tale of Alesya Nesolenova, illustrator & printmaker

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Alesya Nesolenova, I am an illustrator & printmaker from Moscow, Russia

Your current job :
Freelance illustrator & printmaker

In which city are you located?
Toronto, Canada

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
It is definitely a sheet of linoleum and my beloved Pfeil carving tools

What does your office space look like?
The best thing in my workspace is a window. A lot of sun and fresh air make your brain clear so you can create much more interesting things. I’m always trying to surround myself with any kind of inspiring stuff. Also I can’t imagine my workspace without beautiful illustrated books and magazines

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I really like to listen news radios, interviews or some historical podcasts while I’m working, but if I listen to music it would be something like 20syl, C2C, Lorn, Degiheugi, DJ Food, The Herbaliser. Also I love some old yiddish songs.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
For me the best way to be organized is to love the things you do. Or a deadline 🙂

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Spend some time on fresh air, in a garden or a forest. Also It’s very important to be inspired by something every time you do your work

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Maybe my perfectionism

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
“Go and draw, when you’re finished drawing, go draw some more”

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Just stop checking your Facebook

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
In the morning I do some exercises, eat breakfast and check my email. But I don’t have any specific routine for the end of the day

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
I can’t leave without a book