Alexandr Hovhannisyan, graphic designer

Yerevan | Armenia
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Who are you :

I’m Alexandr or Allergic Designer, graphic designer from Armenia.

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Your current job : 

Now I am in transition from one organization to another. But last 3 years I was Senior Graphic Designer at Braind branding agency.

In which city are you located? 

Yerevan, Armenia.

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Standards breaker.

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

Well in my everyday life I use Instagram, Snapseed, Behance. For my work Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects, Media Encoder. 

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What does your office space look like? 

My office space is a changing thing- it can beat my workplace looking a little boring, or it can be at a coworking place or at a cafe. But the truest answer is that my office space is my programs, so whenever I’m in Adobe programs world, I am in my workspace, no matter where I am situated physically. 

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

Well very frequently I listen to an Electro-Swing and Trance music, sometimes it can also be Rock and Celtic music.

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

Sure, usually I use red, green and blue dots. I’m writing my projects and drawing a dots- red means that the project is a very urgent one, green means that soon it is going to turn into red, blue ones mean that I’m waiting for my client’s feedback. 

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Learn to organize your time, your most expensive resource is your time.

You're better than your colleagues to : 

Well, my colleagues often say that I am able to find something good in a really bad design, and use it to create something awesome.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

If you are doing a design even in your free time, you find your true calling, the work sphere you belong to.

What is your best tip for saving time? 

Dots, dots, dots as I have already said )

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

A cup of hot and tasty coffee in the morning. Instagram and music, when I’m already in bed late at night. 

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

My 0.35 and 0.5 micrograph pen Rotring brand (it’s not a gadget but it’s a really important tool for me), and my 2 terabytes hard drive.