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Joanna Gniady, freelance illustrator

Joanna Gniady, freelance illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :

I am Jo and I draw right things with my left hand.

Your current job :

Freelance illustrator.

In which city are you located?

Wroclaw / Poland.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :


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

Photoshop, Illustrator and tons of sketchbooks.

What does your office space look like?

I share a studio with my three super talented friends. It’s quite big and minimalist with three large windows that look onto a magical park. Our office is located in the heart of the city, in an old building that used to be a brothel in the old days. So we have the perfect feng shui.

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

Old french chansons and a big dose of sweet melancholy.

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

No. Right now my work organizes my day and I like it.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Dance and sing when nobody’s watching.

Travel as often as possible. Take a nap (on your desk).

You’re better than your colleagues at :

Making a chaos on my desk.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.

What is your best tip for saving time ?

Log out.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

Gym in the morning, cafe in the evening.

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

Red lipstick.