Office tale of David Sossella, communication agency (manifactory.com), and co-founder of Gusto Robusto (gustorobusto.com)

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Who are you : 

my mane is David Sossella, I’m 40, I live in Italy, I’m an illustrator.

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Your current job : 

I’m partner of a communication agency (manifactory.com), and co-founder of Gusto Robusto (gustorobusto.com) an artistic community that realizes and products art prints made with vector art.

In which city are you located? 

I’m located in a small and beautiful town named Badoere (in its outstanding square, that is rounded and not squared :) - look the photo attached). Badoere is outside Treviso, a city very close to Venice, Italy.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

meticulous.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

My eyes, my imagination and Adobe Illustrator.

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What does your office space look like? 

Is a very pleasant place, rich of wood, warm and quiet. 

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What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

Usually I don’t listen music, I prefer podcasts or documentaries. I’m curious and I like to learn new things.

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Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 

Creative work in the morning (when I’m fresh) and production in the afternoon.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

In my case, I took a very good assistant and quit smoking. In general, I think that everyone should find his method based on own disposition.

You're better than your colleagues to : 

I don’t feel to be better then others, but if I have to look at some particular skills, I think is to add details that make my illustrations more interesting. I love to look at the reality and see some special details that give life to the artwork. I’m not a minimal illustrator :)

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

don’t change yourself to follow the market.

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What is your best tip for saving time ? 

In a creative job I don’t think is so important to save time. Sometimes you have to apparently waste time in order to focus your inspiration.

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What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

Open and close the balconies of the office. Seriously, they give me the sensation of a start and of an end of my working day. Anyway, telling the truth, sometimes I think to my work even before or after the working day, because it is also a passion for me.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

My pencil. I love to sketch, and I do it only with pencil or pen (not with computer).

manifactory.com 

gustorobusto.com