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Douglas P. Lobo, contemporary draftsman & Illustrator

Douglas P. Lobo, contemporary draftsman & Illustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

Hi, I`m Douglas P. Lobo.

Your current job : 

I’m a visual artist who provides illustrations, concept designs, art direction and visual development for companies and small clients too.

In which city are you located? 

I was born in Brazil and I`m currently living in Montevideo, Uruguay.

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 


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

These days, all I need is a digital device that allows me to draw and any illustration software with the layer feature, a basic textured brush and a smudge tool (really); Tea.

What does your office space look like? 

Boring. Not inspiring at all. I haven’t paid considerable amounts of attention to my place.

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

Soundtracks, lo-fi, jazz, rock, podcasts, lectures, interviews and audiobooks. I like to learn other things while creating.

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

No. I just do what I need to do when I feel it`s the moment to do it.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

I could tell you a lot of tips, but I have broken them all. Deadlines? I’ve already broken this one. 

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

Creative idleness. Just doing nothing at all.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Two: “Be water” and “Be obsessive with what you do”.

What is your best tip for saving time? 

Have a deadline. Magic will happen. 

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

I wake up and I have a cup of tea. Then I spend the first hour of my day just browsing on the internet. Some days, I’ll cook with my partner before she leaves for her work. The end of my days usually happens with some Japanese animated series, watching an interview or at the moment that my eyes suddenly stop to follow my hand at work. 

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

I really do not rely on things like that. I can go without the computer and the phone as well. We can always find different ways of living. 

Montevideo city guide x Douglas P. Lobo


Cafe Brasilero. Beautiful old place. Although, I can’t drink coffee these days anymore. 


Sumi Sushi. Japanese cuisine is my favorite wherever I go. 


There’s a street market called Tristán Narvaja, which happens on Sundays. You can have interesting surprises in there.


Mercado Agrícola de Montevideo. There are different products unusual from the common market. There are also restaurants and coffees inside it. 


The Mirador de la Intendencia gives you a beautiful view of the city. | | |