Milan | Italy

Who are you : 

Well If I have to reply in a creative way I would just say a “dreamer".

In the most conventional way, I am Marta Grossi - nice to meet you - Italian, 36-year-old, Libra, a dimple on the right cheek.

Your current job :

Multidisciplinary creative director and artist (https://www.martagrossi.com)

In which city are you located? 

At the moment I am back to Milan after almost 9 years of Hong Kong, is still a temporary place because I am still wondering where to go next.

But I am in Italy right now. 

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Passionate.

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

Paper, Adobe Creative Suite, Wacom tablet, black markers, and my watercolor case.

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source: martagrossi.com

What does your office space look like? 

The freedom of working as a freelance is that my office changes all the time. 

One day is a crowded bar, one day is a coworking space, and one day is café in a garden inside a park.

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

Talking about music I am a real eclectic person, I listen to so many different styles, according to my mood and I love to discover new music Avery day.

Now I am into artists like The clovers, Snoh Aalegra, Kamasi Washington, Kazy Lambis, The Loagoons…

I am constantly listening to music while I am working, is part of the creative process.

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

I worked in Hong Kong and Asia for a long time, so I am used to an unbelievable fast environment.

This helped me to be organized and to be prepared.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

If I work in a healthy, positive and bright place I am more productive.

This is also regarding the people I have around and the positive energy of the day.

I recognized that I work better in a place with nature and plants.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

"those who risk, win” and “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed"

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source: martagrossi.com

What is your best tip for saving time? 

Set up priorities and make a list in the morning, build good communication and understand your clients’ needs.

Ask if you don’t understand and don’t worry about doing mistakes.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

In the morning I try to get more energy and positive thoughts as possible. I do exercise and I like a long walk or a bike ride.

I write my priorities on a piece of paper and I play some music. I don’t drink coffee but I start the day with warm water with lemon and tea.

Then I start to look for inspirations, most of them are coming from the streets, meeting places, but also nature and the right mix between old things and a new reality.

The end of the day is always with candlelight, essential oils, thinking about the day and the people I met, or the connections I created.

I do believe a lot about energies.

source: martagrossi.com

source: martagrossi.com

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

I am a paper lover - even if I am very technological - I do need a notebook or some sheets of paper.

Also, I need Japanese markers, a lip balm, a book, sunnies, and my biker jacket.

Milan city guide x Marta Grossi

Café

LuBar, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Caffè Gorille, Pavè

Restaurant

Maoji street food, Al Fresco, Casa Matilda, 

Shopping

Funky table, & Other Stories, Raw Cabinet de curiosités, Tenoha, Antonia...

Grocery 

Cascina Cuccagna, frutteto Garibaldi, 

other

Sarpi Otto

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