Isabella Thaller, graphic designer and art director

Vienna | Austria

Who are you: 

My name is Isabella Thaller


Your current job: 

I’m a self-employed Graphic Designer and Art Director.


In which city are you located?



A word to define what kind of worker you are:

anticipatory What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc.) A Notepad, a good pen, a computer, Spotify – to supply good music, the Adobe CC and Sketch – so I can create my designs.


What does your office space look like?

I’ve only got the necessities on my desk, but I like to have some inspiration around.


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

That’s quite varied and can be anything from indie to electronic, depends on the mood.


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

I start work around 9 am and I try to leave the office around 7 pm. I make time for a nice lunch and a short break here and there, if I feel like I need one. That helps me use my time productively.


What tips would you give to improve productivity?

Turn off your messengers and ignore social media. You're better than your colleagues at: simplifying


What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Travel in-between jobs, in order to free your mind.


What is your best tip for saving time?

Learn how to make decisions fast and don’t second-guess them.


What is your routine start and end of the day?

The workday – opening and closing my laptop, haha. Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not go without? I don’t think that qualifies as a gadget, but I’m quite fond of my bike. | | |