Who are you :
Bonjour everybody! I'm Verena Terekina: freelancer artist, composer, dreamer and art student from Austria.
Your current job :
Freelancer artist, composer, and student
In which city are you located?
Villach, Austria, Europe
A word to define what kind of worker you are :
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Pencils, graphite, paper!
Although, I would never say 'no' to Adobe Photoshop, some big canvas, and oil colors.
What does your office space look like?
What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
Blues (I especially love John Lee Hooker. His music always fits. But I love all the Delta, Chicago, and New Orleans Blues.), Reggae (Peter Tosh, Lee Scratch Perry, Max Romeo for example...But so many more.), Hip Hop (I'm addicted to Delinquent Habits, The Pharcyde, Kemo the Blaxican and Cypress Hill tbh), Classic Rock or Prog Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ELP, King Crimson and so on....)
I just want to mention here, that music is one of the most important sources of inspiration for me. I never work without it. Wherever I am, there is music.
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
Ok, it starts that I need to organize my nights, as I mostly work in the night. So, yes: I sleep long, that I can be creative and productive at nights. I go to bed mostly never before 3 am.
I prefer to do everything, that distracts me from work, during the day.
What tips would you give to improve productivity?
- Listen to music! Of all kinds. Don't fix on only one kind of music. There are so many great songs out there, which wants to be discovered by you. No matter the style, the origin or whatever. Be open!
- Learn another language: Whenever I'm learning words/sentences/basics of a new language, I'm overwhelmed with ideas for my art. Maybe it is also something for you?
- Travel: Whenever I travel, I'm finding myself in a huge source of inspiration. Different languages, cultures, music, people. This is what makes me create the most!
So, all in all: Just be open: to new visions, opinions, ideas, people, music, languages, cultures.... The world is so much more than what you just see when you look out of your window!
Go on, live, be positive and try to embrace every day, like it would be your last one.
You're better than your colleagues to :
Sleep long lol
What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Never stop believing in yourself and your dreams, and stay, the f***, positive. Nothing good will happen, when you think negative!(This is so true, believe me. I used to be pessimistic all my life, but, since some time I follow this advice and it works.)
What is your best tip for saving time?
Get up early *laughs ironically*...I actually do that, when I have important work to do. lol.
What is your routine start and end of the day?
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Netflix, sunglasses, coffee, car, mp3 player, pencils, paper, bed.