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Suso Dombayan, freelance artist and book illustrator

Suso Dombayan, freelance artist and book illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Your current job :

Currently, I’m working in a game developing company as well as illustrating children’s books as a freelance artist.

In which city are you located? 

I’m living in Yerevan, Armenia.

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Work addict

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

Wacom tablet, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, a bunch of pencils, erasers, and sketchbooks.

What does your office space look like?

My working space at the office is rather neat and clean almost without an artistic mess. Unlike the office, at home, my table is overloaded with old and new sketches, children’s books, which I use as references, pencils, markers etc.

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

Lately, I love listening to Leonard Cohen, but most of the time I’m “listening” to my favorite old movies which I know by heart and can enjoy without watching.

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

When I have no computer in my access, I’m trying to utilize my time by making paper sketches so when I get to my working place I am able to continue the project.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Making multiple short breaks is one of the most conditions to have a productive day. Switching tasks or projects once or twice in a week helps to refresh your mind.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

 My characters are known to be the most emotional ones in our projects

Consuming the most of the office cookies 🙂

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Do your duty, come what may. 

What is your best tip for saving time?

The most effective way would be to clone me quadruple times.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Starting the day by serving breakfast to my family and ending it when I’m already falling asleep at the computer.

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

My beloved Wacom tablet and the Kindle reader.