Who are you :
Hiroyuiki Yamada. Born in Kyoto in 1961, graduated in visual design from Kyoto Saga art college. 2006, Japan Good Design Award by the S&B spices & herbs package illustrations.
2014, the 24th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw prize.
2015, the 7th China International poster Biennial prize.
I have posted one work everyday, by enclosing of ‘one piece by one day’ from November 2011 on Facebook.
Member of Tokyo Illustrators Society , member of The Society of Publishing Arts
Your current job :
Illustrator. Chairman of illustrators training course.
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..)
Acrylic gouache, brush, easel, oil-based ballpoint pen, Mac, Adobe photoshop & illustrator
What does your office space look like?
My studio is the 2nd floor of my house. I teach 4-5 students for illustrator’s training course at my living room on the 1st floor.
What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
R&B,Old School Hip Hop,Underground Hip Hop
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I consider the working progress of the work on that day and plan to work efficiently.
What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
I often draw nearly 100 pieces of Botanical art for a magazine feature and package.
When I work with such amount, I produce 10 pieces at the same time with collecting the same leaf colour of plant, etc.
There is no great difference in the production time of 1 piece and 10 pieces simultaneous production time. So without lowering the quality of all of the work in a week to 10 days, I can produce them in a short period of time.
In this working process, I frequently use photoshop. To produce a single leaf of deformed using the "distortion", or created a lot of different leaves.
You're better than your colleagues to :
While maintaining a high quality, I can create an image in a short time.
It is good at streamlining of work.
Always without creating a style and touch, because you can work in a neutral state, there is a versatility while maintaining the author of.
What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Illustration is a profession.
What is your best tip for saving time ?
I don’t think that ‘there are only five minute’, even if there is only 5 minutes. I do think ‘there is still five minutes’.
For example the deadline of lot of work and overlapping exhibition schedules, impatient will derail a time management, and it causes a mistake.
Just change a mind set to ‘still have one more day’ and ‘there is still one hour’, in a positive direction, I can work calmly.
What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I don’t have any routine start, but end of the day I have posted one work everyday, by enclosing of ‘one piece by one day’ on Facebook.
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?