Elena Lucia Santa Maria de la Cruz, graphic designer at the Mexican embassy in Guatemala.

Guatemala city - Guatemala
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Who are you: 

I'm a life enthusiast.

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Your current job: 

Graphic designer at the Mexican embassy in Guatemala.

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In which city are you located? 

Guatemala city.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

 Experimental.

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

I'm up for every analog and traditional medium that I can learn. So my hands and a sketchbook are super essentials.

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What does your office space look like? 

I use a table that was passed through generations in my family, I surround myself by nature and inspiring books for when I'm feeling out of ideas. I like to keep my cutting mat under my computer to easily change from digital to traditional.

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

 I listen to indie rock, indie folk and some music legends like The Beatles or Queen.

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

 I don't believe in multitasking, so I focus on small tasks that take me to finish my work. 

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Keep yourself inspired, organized in a way that allows you to watch good movies, read good books and learn something new.

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You're better than your colleagues to: 

Blend analog techniques with traditional mediums.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

What sometimes in school is a no, is a yes in the outer world.

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What is your best tip for saving time?

 Don't multitask.

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What is your routine start and end of the day?

 I get up, get to work, check my emails and organize my to do's. After work, I go to my studio at home or the college library to get homework done. I get to class and try to sleep early.

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

My journal and Instax mini 8, to save the things that get me inspired through the day.

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