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Office tale of Olga Pankova, designer, type designer, letterer and teacher

Office tale of Olga Pankova, designer, type designer, letterer and teacher

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you: 

Olga Pankova 

Your current job: 

Designer, type designer, letterer and a little bit teaching

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..): 

Laptop, Adobe Software, Robofont, moleskine, pencil, pen, tracing paper, brush, marker, chalk…

What does your office space look like? 

It looks like home, actually it is. Attic in a hundred year old house, it is light and cozy.

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

I listen to one of the radio stations, because music there is different and I am always up to the latest news. But It’s very important to catch the right radio wave!

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

I do a list of tasks and prioritize and try to follow them. 

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

You have to take a small breaks: play kicker, have quick walk, talk to your colleges, and again back to work!

You’re better than your colleagues to:

 know what a word modesty means.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Work hard and do not listen to any advices  

What is your best tip for saving time? 

 Switching to different tasks helps not to dig in one work and to be productive.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

I start and finish my day always with a smile and a cup of coffee with milk and sugar. 

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

Moleskine, pencil and my bike (in the warm season) 🙂