Maxwell Perone, artist and designer. - Baron Mag

Maxwell Perone, artist and designer.

Toronto - Ontario
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Who are you:

I am an installation artist and designer.

Your current job: 

I’m a student at OCAD University studying for a BDes.

In which city are you located?  

Toronto, Ontario 

A word to define what kind of worker you are: 

Sporadic  

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

Arc welder, casting materials, disk saw, belt sander, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, sketchbook, pencils and pens.

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What does your office space look like? 

In its totality, my office space looks like a mess. But to me, it is functional clutter.

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

It depends on what mood I’m in. I listen to everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem.

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

I usually start work early in the day, so if problems or complications come up I have the opportunity to fix the issue. 

What tips would you give to improve productivity?  

Streamline the way you make your art. Simplify your process and find a balance between the quality of your craft and the speed of production. It also helps to have extra people working with you. 

You're better than your colleagues to: 

No extent. 

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

To never stop at the obvious answer. 

What is your best tip for saving time? 

Saving time is really difficult when I’m in the process of creating a piece. I need time for the concept to gestate in my mind before I can even begin to think executionally. I believe everyone’s process and therefore timing is different so it’s difficult for me to give advice on saving time.

 

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

I’m in second year university so my routine is pretty simple-grab a couple of hours sleep, head out to class, come home and finish assignments due the next day. Rinse and repeat. 

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

A Sharpie. I’m constantly coming up with new ideas and sketching. Without a Sharpie I’d forget everything.