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Office tale of Matt Kemball, freelance designer and Co-Founder of Alchemic Archetypes comic studio

Office tale of Matt Kemball, freelance designer and Co-Founder of Alchemic Archetypes comic studio

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

 Matt Kemball

Your current job :  

  Freelance designer and comic book writer,artist and Co-Founder of Alchemic Archetypes comic studio.

In which city are you located?

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

Disciplined but occasionally distracted.

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

Adobe Creative Suite, pencils, markers, my Cintiq.

What does your office space look like?

My work space is a drafting table that I no longer use and have converted into my computer desk.

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

Mostly Punk or old Pop

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

I mentally keep a list of what needs to get done. This method usually works out for me.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Don’t think about doing it, just do it. Get it done and thats one less thing to worry about. Be productive now, be lazy later.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

Designing and producing comics, creating an in-depth sequential storytelling experience.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

“Always draw, design and create from the things that excite you. Now from what you think should inspire you.”- Jamie Hewlett

What is your best tip for saving time ?

Figure out the short cuts so your not going through menus all the time.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

On a non school day I Wake up at about 9-10am and have some coffee.

10:30am -1:00pm sit down and work on new projects or continue progress. Breaks taken during this time to revise designs if need be.

1:00pm-2:00pm make some lunch and watch some netflix.

2:00pm-5:00pm get back to work and keep working until 5.

5:00pm-7:00pm eat dinner and relax.

7:00pm-9:30pm work some more but at a less than dynamic speed.

9:30pm-12:00am relax with video games and T.V followed by bed time.

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

My 3DS, because how else would i survive bus rides?