Natalya Balnova, designer, illustrator and printmaker

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Who are you :
Natalya Balnova

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Your current job:

Designer, illustrator, printmaker

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In which city are you located?

New York, USA

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Restless

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

Brushes, nibs, ink, computer, printmaking materials

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What does your office space look like?

White walls, white table, white shelves with prints, boxes with postcards and zines, books and magazines,

a lot of plants, postcards from friends, photos, little toy creatures.

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

Mostly silence or indie rock.

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

Wake up early, take a walk outside, and get some tea or coffee with pastries for a good mood.

Try not to browse random information on the web when I get back to the studio.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 
Wake up early and try not to browse random information on the web:)

Prioritize which project has to go first. Do projects that require more imagination and thinking

when you mind is more active, leave the mechanical aspects and refinement for later on.

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You're better than your colleagues to:

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What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Don't give up.

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What is your best tip for saving time?

Be focused on what you are doing.

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What is your routine start and end of the day?

I have no system. It all depends on the day, projects, events, circumstances and my mood.

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

None

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www.natalyabalnova.com

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