Office tale of T Wei, freelance illustrator - Baron Mag
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Who are you:

My name is Tien, I also go by t-wei, tea wei, t-diddles and Ted if it's kinda loud in the room. I'm that quiet dude at a party.

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Your current job:

I'm a freelance illustrator. Though I'm lucky enough to get out every now and then to paint big, so sometimes I guess a freelance big illustrator.

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In which city are you located?

Wellington, New Zealand.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Spongey.

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

Photoshop. I'm not sure what I'd do if I didn't have that. Be a better draftsman I suppose.

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What does your office space look like?

My office space is a little room on the fifth floor of an office building that we've gutted and rearranged to suit our purposes. I share it with my buds Yoii, Phoebe Morris and Stacy Eyles who are all pretty righteous artists in their own right. Plug plug plug.

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

Have you guys heard that 'Meow meow I am a cat' song? That was my anthem for the longest time. Right this minute I'm chipping through Knxwledge's discography.

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

Given the variety of types of work I do, routine doesn't really lend itself well. I tend to get most of my work done in the quiet hours of the early morning or late at night so I plan my day around that. Whenever feels the most peaceful y'know.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

My studiomate Stacy told me recently the antithesis of procrastination wasn't concentration but peacefulness. Being conscious of this lately I think has made me a better drawer.

You're better than your colleagues at :

Caffeine addiction.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

"Do not accept their speed limit." - Derek Sivers, Youtube.

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What is your best tip for saving time ?

Think in the shower. Sketch on the pooper.

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What is your routine start and end of the day ?

Right now it's wake up early, leave house, have a sit-down coffee/sketch/plan day, head to studio, work 'til you drop. Also eat and email somewhere in between all those good things.

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

Couldn't care less about my phone but I do love my ipod. It's old, dirty and paint-covered but it's mine.  

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