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Office tale of Przemek Kotyński, freelance illustrator

Office tale of Przemek Kotyński, freelance illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

Przemek Kotyński. Married. Father of one. I’ve been into video games industry as game covers illustrator. Then I went to advertising industry, being concept artist and art director on several dozen commercial spots. Along with this I worked as a matte painter and graphic designer in movie industry. Culmination of that time was directing and art directing my movie debut “Bloody Sunday”, short film-noir style animation nominated for Animago Award 2015. Finding direct way to express myself was major reason to quit and go into illustration.

Your current job : 

Freelance illustrator

In which city are you located? 

Żyrardów / Poland

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 


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

Cintiq, Photoshop, Pen, Chalk

What does your office space look like? 

Rather minimalistic and monochromatic

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

Rock, funk, reggae, hip-hop, electronica, downtempo, dub

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

Have a kid 😉

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Have a kid 😉

You’re better than your colleagues to: 

Not better but different

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

Follow your inner voice and f*ck perfection (but it’s hard)

What is your best tip for saving time ?

 Make priority lists

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

Start: drink coffee, end: drink water

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

Funny socks