Who are you :
Hi, my name is Francesco and I am a graphic designer.
Your current job :
I have a creativity agency with other three partners: Manifactory.
In which city are you located?
The agency is located in a wonderful place called Badoere: an old villa in an historical square that was born as venetian market in the Middle Ages.
A word to define what kind of worker you are:
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
I think that Adobe Suit is essential but everything starts with a paper sheet, a pen and a pleasant environment.
What does your office space look like?
We chose it because of the good energy it has. Here I feel good: a lot of space and a good light. Creativity needs tranquility and intimacy to came out.
I think we just made it pleasant and cozy for guests too.
What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
I usually chose it according to the type of work so it varies widely. For example, while I’m responding to this interview, I’m listening a NAS playlist.
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I'm lucky because we are a team well organized and we have a weekly meeting so I can focus during the creative phase.
What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Time off from work is necessary but everyone must find his own inspiring way to approach with curiousity.
You're better than your colleagues to :
It's something that goes further than the graphic design. It's the ability to see quickly the whole project (values, developments and costs) and optimize resources.
What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Be conscious of your worth, for better or for worse.
What is your best tip for saving time?
When I'm at work I'm focused. If I'm not I stop for ten minutes walk.
What is your routine start and end of the day?
Everyday starts with a shower, it helps me to wake up completely. At the end of the day I have fun by cooking and listening to some good music.
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My favourite designer used to say “Less is more”. My desk is full of anything special: sheets of paper and pens.