Office tale of Katia Tsikrikonaki, freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator & Co-Fownder of Always Summer Creatives

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Who are you :
I’m Katia Tsikrikonaki.

Your current job :
I’m a freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator & Co-Fownder of Always Summer Creatives.

In which city are you located?

A word to define what kind of worker you are

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My sketchbook & pens, a Wacom Tablet & Adobe Illustrator

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What does your office space look like?
Comfortable and a bit messy smile emoticon

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Sometimes I need something fun that gives me good vibes and makes me dream and sometimes I need something more powerful that gives me energy and pushes me into striving harder. So I would say something like psychedelic rock, garage and punk.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
having a daily plan and weekly plan helps me stick to the schedule and meet my deadlines.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Have small breaks, drink coffee, sketch a lot!

You're better than your colleagues to :
Relax and calm down when everyone’s freaking out.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Be patient, love what you do and keep working!

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Forget social media and your i-phone.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I always like to start my day with a nice breakfast and coffee in front of my computer while checking the news. I don’t have a specific routine for the end of the day but I like having a drink with friends, going over the day's achievements and relaxing.

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