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Anthony Ventura, freelance illustrator

Anthony Ventura, freelance illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Anthony Ventura

Your current job :
Freelance Illustrator

In which city are you located?

A Hamlet about 1 hour north of Toronto Ontario, Canada

A word to define what kind of worker you are :


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

pens, ink, paint, paper, iMac, tablet, photoshop

What does your office space look like?

Messy most of the time, tidy some of the time.

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

Everything from Classical, Alternative, Old Country to Heavy Metal. Lots of Podcasts lately.

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

I make a ‘things to get done today’ list every morning on scrap paper. I cross out each task as they get done. Things usually get carried over to the next morning’s list.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?

Just put your head down and do the work. You have to put in the hours to get the job done.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

Is this a trick question?

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

What is your best tip for saving time?

Less analog, more digital.

What is your routine start and end of the day?

I start my day by dropping my 4-year-old son off at school. I end the day by picking him up from school.

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

Ballpoint pen. I doodle ideas on everything.