Chiara Baglioni, freelance illustrator

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Who are you : 

Hi, my name is Chiara Baglioni, I'm an Italian freelance illustrator currently based in Canada.


Your current job : 

Freelance illustrator


In which city are you located? 



A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

 Creative and curious


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

Pencils, nibs, brushes, ink, paper, my beloved light board, and a good scanner. As software I use Photoshop.


What does your office space look like? 

My office is in my house, is a small room, my favorite room, with a small balcony. It's full of papers, drawings, colors, and books.


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

 I love Paolo Conte's music; he is one of my favorite Italians singer ever, sometimes I listen to my favorite movies' soundtracks, for example, I like Wes Anderson movies' soundtracks. Although, sometimes I prefer working in silence too.


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

 I try to do lists


What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

I think that take breaks once in a while and step outside of the workplace for a while is really helpful, sometimes the better idea comes while you are doing something else.


You're better than your colleagues to : 

Eating licorice maybe


What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

If you don't try, you'll never know 


What is your best tip for saving time? 

Keep your workplace tidy and clean, that help to keep your mind fresh too.


What is your routine start and end of the day? 

First of all, I start my days with my coffee and milk, otherwise, my brain is off, then if the weather is nice, I like to take a walk outside before starting work


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

My sketchbook and sunglasses | | | |