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James Jirat Patradoon, art and freelance illustrator

James Jirat Patradoon, art and freelance illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you: 

James Jirat Patradoon


Your current job:

 I do art and freelance illustration


In which city are you located? 

Sydney, Australia


A word to define what kind of worker you are: 



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

Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Clip Studio Paint


What does your office space look like? 

It’s a mess!


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

I listen to true crime podcasts mostly, like Sword and Scale and Criminal, and also Reply All!


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

I try to get into the studio as early as I can so I can put in a full day of work and not feel guilty, then I go to the gym at night and then after that I let myself do whatever I want.


What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Factor in negative space and free time into your routine, your mind needs time to be empty, you won’t be able to make sense of things if you’re busy all the time.


You’re better than your colleagues to:

I don’t think I am

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Everything Tony Schwartz says in his talk ‘The Myths Of The Overworked Creative’


What is your best tip for saving time? 

I wish I knew!


What is your routine start and end of the day? 

The days starts with going to the studio and ends with meditating and reading.


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

 Probably my Wacom | | |