Sargis Antonian, Graphic Designer, Lettering Artist, and Illustrator

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Who are you? 

I‘m an Armenian Graphic Designer, Lettering Artist, and Illustrator. Studied 8 years and have 12 years of professional experience.

Your current job:

Communication Design at TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.

In which city are you located?

Yerevan, Armenia.

A word to define what kind of worker you are?

Graphic.

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

To research, I need Google and bright mind/ inspiration 

To sketch I need a blank paper and a pencil

To finish/finalize/ my work, I need Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Glyphs.

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What does your office space look like? 

I like when everything in my studio is arranged in my own way, but once a thing is out of order I slowly turn the space into a chaos, then after a while I start re-organizing everything again (like I’ve done it now), this situation at my studio described between first and second comas is the worst thing for my wife.

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

Mostly imposing compositions (for instance Bach, Komitas, Opeth, Leprous, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Frahm ..) 

Can’t stand worthless music, if my mind is overloaded with my projects, better silence or Magic Mouse clicking.  

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

I use Asana to organize my day and prioritize tasks.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?

Perhaps the most essential thing is to believe in what you do, if one has no goal, it would be very difficult for him to go forward.

You're better than your colleagues to:

Even if I know, wouldn’t call out.  

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

I would barely remember the best one, but these two are the most impressive advises for me, the second one has 10 paragraphs, this is the 10th. 

1. It is vital for brain cells to always learn something new and get used to new things, and

2. “Good design is as little design as possible," said by my favorite German industrial designer Dieter Rams.

What is your best tip for saving time?  

I don’t believe in it. When I am in front of the computer, I automatically start working, doesn’t matter if I surf on the social networks or read an article, and while I am drowning in work, I forget about time.

What is your routine start and end of the day?

Thinking 

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

My Rotring 600 0.5mm Silver Barrel Mechanical Pencil, (which I received as a present from my Academy professor after graduation). 

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