Suzy Prowse, graphic designer

Toronto - Ontario - Canada
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Suzy Prowse

Who are you: 

Suzy Prowse


Your current job: 

Currently working full time after graduating from a two-year Visual and Digital Arts program. I will be returning to college in September to complete a three-year program in Graphic Design. 


In which city are you located? 

I am located in Toronto, Ontario.


A word to define what kind of worker you are: 



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

My essentials would be my computer for use of Photoshop and the Internet as well as my sketchbook. I think the most important tool would be my sketchbook because I use it every day. 

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What does your office space look like? 

My office consists of my drawing table with my computer. Also nearby is my easel for painting. It's pretty basic and does the job.


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

I mostly listen to current music or I just put the radio on. Any music that helps to boost my energy. Sometimes I play video games in between working to relax. 


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

I enjoy drawing in my sketchbook so I make time for that each day. When I have bigger projects to work on I plan my time effectively to reach the deadline.


What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

To be productive you must want to do the work or you will find yourself not wanting to do it. Sometimes you just have to take a break to get in the mood to work, you don't always have to be inspired just start somewhere.


You're better than your colleagues to: 

"I'm better than" is not in my vocabulary. We are all different and each person has something different to offer. 


What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Sometimes you don't always have to try so hard

What is your best tip for saving time? 

I find doing a mock up of my idea before the final piece helps to resolve any issues I may have with it, whether it's the medium, look or idea.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

I usually do my work in the evening such as drawing or whatever I am working on.

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

Definitely my sketchbook with my pencils, pens, markers, and paint.