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Bal icme, art director

Bal icme, art director

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Bal icme Designer, Art Director

In which city are you located?


A word to define what kind of worker you are :


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

I use adobe products like illustrator, photoshop, indesign. Evernote for my brainstorm, notes
Font explorer to categorize my fonts

What does your office space look like?

               I am working at a agency. But I have my own home- studio as well. I have minimal- white space and wooden 3floors huge and open space flat .

Downstairs is bedroom, 2nd floor kind of living room. It’s very cozy and bright, nice view, many plants and design posters on the wall. I try to keep my furniture very minimal because the objects and posters balance out nicely plus I am proud of my collection , I can say that I am definitely a collector, love old times props, memories.

I use the living room when its necessary for photo shooting. its a very all duty space I spent a lot of time there. 3rd floor is for my crafting studio. When I get bored in front of the computer I prefer to go up and do craft like paper cutting, porcelain.

               Lately I spend my time with my creative soul 🙂 to be honest . Jarda and in his studio. 

I met Jarda in 2013 but this year we did one project and we connected immediately because there was so powerful and strong medium between us. I think we were looking for that dynamic when we met each other in the first place. So we start working together. Kind of -creative coupling- We have so much fun making work. We like talking,brainstorm concept, doing the things differently not boring way. Not only commercial things we focus but also products, conceptual design, photos, posters, book etc..

We are open and honest at all points about all topics. I think this is one of the best benefit of being in a working couple. We just say what we think always upfront and honest. Same interest, same way of thinking, love same colours, we both have so much Lawrence Weiner so on. Anyway Its so hard to find someone like that nowadays. . We are so good together. 

What kind of music do you listen when you are working        

               I do enjoy all types of music but I like bass, hip hop, dub-step, techno most! when I check my top artist GOTH TRAD (from Tokyo) is my fav. He is AMAZING. Loving also Fatima Yamaha, ENA, Flying Lotus,Flume…

  What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Communicate, focus and dont be conceited share more…

You’re better than your colleagues to :     

wearing golden necklace

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?     

 Do personal works a lot.
Take the time and explore what makes you happy.

This can led you to where you are and who you are in real!!. Success is about being satisfied with yourself   

What is your best tip for saving time ?   

Think now, manage every detail in your mind properly and design later

Pete Barry has very good book about how to think how to design. I would recommend.   

What is your routine start and end of the day ?             

Every morning around 7.30 good breakfast is must play with my cat a lot, emails, instagram, going to office 9.30………..18.00
pilates lesson at 19.00 everyday Netflix
well Depending on the day actually Fridays some time to friends, art openings, and films, chill. Its unhealthy to spend all of your time working.
Saturdays I am not working, no computer, drinks, parties, cocktails.. 

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

Camera, IPAD :))