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Office tale of NEVERCREW

Office tale of NEVERCREW

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :

NEVERCREW (Christian Rebecchi & Pablo Togni)

Your current job :

We are independent street artists.

In which city are you located?

We live in two different cities in the Ticino canton, in the south of Switzerland.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

We could say perpetual, since in a way we never stop working.

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

We have essential tools for each step of our works: from the pencil to the brushes, the paint rollers, the spray paint, the cherry-pickers, and also the computer to communicate, organize and prepare.

What does your office space look like?

Our atelier is full of stuff and colors, in constant balance between mess and overload.

Then of course there are all the places in which we realize our murals. So our “office” could vary significantly.

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

We love to listen many kind of music. We like for example italian music like Fabrizio De Andrè, or international songwriters like Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen. We love both oldies and new stuff and for the work in atelier we probably prefer something that we can listen and follow (with interesting lyrics, for example), while for the outdoor work it really depends by the situation, sometimes it’s impossible to listen to music and sometimes we have to.

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

Our main problem is to organize long periods, since our working situations changes a lot with the contexts and works often pile up. We use very basic techniques for this: a shared online calendar and a shared online checklist to always have priorities in mind.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Working in two persons could automatically be a way to improve productivity. Youre not only responsible for yourself and if something has to be done, if someone doesnt do it, the other one have to. So in time you probably reach a balance in this.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

Difficult to say, and especially it’s difficult to self-judge ourselves from this point of view.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

To not be in hurry and don’t be afraid of loosing opportunities, to just do what you want to do working in the best way you can.

What is your best tip for saving time ?

It could be to just do things when you have to do them and not postpone if there’s not a valid reason.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

It really depends by the kind of work we’re doing. It could be just thinking about an idea, working on a project, painting in studio, realizing a mural, sculpting… So sometimes we usually wake up and we start, then we stop and we go to sleep because we have no time for other things. We could say that we have as many routines as the kind of situation in which we could be, so maybe they’re not routines anymore?

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

A travel bag that’s not too heavy itself (when empty) and a camera.