Office tale of Lukasz Pachalko, graphic designer

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Who are you? 

Lukasz Pachalko, '90. I'm a graphic designer focused on branding, editorial and typography work. 

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Your current job:

I graduated from Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts last year. Recently I started work in Hopa Studio (hopastudio.com) based in Warsaw and also run some self-initiated projects.

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In which city are you located?

I split my time between Lodz and Warsaw, Poland.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Precise

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

Mainly it's Adobe software but I also tend to make use of photography, print screen and other analogue/experimental techniques in the process. I'm also getting used to the handy apps like Evernote or Instapaper.

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What does your office space look like? 

Both my home and work office space is simple and organised. I always surround myself with inspiring things like posters, records etc. I also like to have around new issues of favourite magazines and design/art related publications.

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

It depends from a daytime and mood. Recently I found myself listening a lot to the Berlin Community Radio and Boiler Room podcasts. In evenings I choose rather deep and mellow music, jazz played from my records.

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

I believe it's a good idea to start with toughest tasks and thinking work first, plus always remember about taking breakes and relax.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Don't know any. My productivity comes and goes in waves.

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You're better than your colleagues to... 

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Everyone has his/her own pros.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

If it goes about design: Don't be ever fully satisfied with your past works, try to find something you'd make better next time. Tip #2: Travel and observe a lot, visit the art exhibitions.

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What is your best tip for saving time? 

Be reliable and systematic in what you do. Prepare a good brief.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

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

My camera, field notes and some fineliners.

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