Office tale of Yaoyao, game artist - Baron Mag

Office tale of Yaoyao, game artist

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Who are you :
Yaoyao.

Your current job :
I’m a game artist.

In which city are you located?
I’m in Shenzhen, China.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
I think I’m an emotional artist.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Notebook, pencil and photoshop.

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What does your office space look like?
My working conditions in the company are similar to other ones, supplying office screens. I work at my study at home,where there is a big window to make me enjoy sunshine and many books and toys whi ch I like.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I prefer to enjoy the movie soundtracks, as the melodies are some kind of storytelling, while I also like the futuristic electronic music. By the way, the background music of the game 《Shadow of the Coloss us》is my favourite.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I don’t think I’m a man who is boxed in the planned working contents. whenever I have some new ideas, I will draw them out. If I’m confused in drawing, I like to read or relax myself to inspire me.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
I will prepare enough materials,like videos, pictures and articles for my tasks. Thus, I can make sketches in a short time. If I draw whatever I want, there will be more free space for me to create.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
I don’t want to make some works which are similar to others. I prefer to make unique things by following my sense. And I will try my best to do them.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Few ones impress me deeply except Fumito Ueda. His influence on me is significant. Though he doesn’t know me, I still respect him much.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Remember to tell me the answer if you get it.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I usually get up at 8 a.m and start to work at 9:30 a.m. The closing time is not fixed. Overtime work is frequent.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
I enjoy the feeling of drawing in the paper notebooks.