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Alejandra Plazas, llustrator

Alejandra Plazas, llustrator

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :

My name is Alejandra Plazas. I’m 21 years old. I’m passionate about art, innovation, illustration, and music. I really enjoy transmitting nice feelings to the people through shaped lines that is what makes me happy.

Your current job: 

I’m an illustrator and I work as a freelancer.

In which city are you located? 

Medellín, Colombia.

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Passionated. I really love what I do!

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

Spotify and Illustrator. Music is essential for me because it drives me into a relaxed mood.

What does your office space look like?

To be honest, my office space is not as organized as it could be. There are plenty of pencils and notebooks around, I also have different sketches on my wall that I’ve made with comments some people have written on them about my work that encourage me to go further and keep doing it.

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

I actually listen to all kinds of music when I’m working, it could be reggaetón or even “boleros” and everything in between.

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

I don’t usually have a strict schedule but I always try to keep in mind what I have to get done throughout the day.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?

I think the best way to increase productivity is to stimulate yourself with different activities that keep your mind going.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

I think I am more efficient when it comes to working my ideas through different softwares. It all comes very easily to me.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

The best advice anyone has given to me is that I have to believe in myself and my skills.

What is your best tip for saving time?

I think that one of the most useful tips for saving time is having a to-do list with to stay on top of things so you can start with those tasks that are most time-consuming.

What is your routine start and end of the day?

My days begin and end with music. During a normal day besides my university works and freelance activities, it is mandatory for me to have time off to play the ukulele and draw freely.

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

My earphones, I’m literally always listening to music. I also take a notebook and pencils with me everywhere. |

Medellín city guide x Alejandra Plazas

01. Café

Naturalia Cafe
This place has the most chill and stimulating vibe. It serves mostly alternative and vegan food surrounded by nice design and architecture. It also has a patio and a screening room where they project movies every week.

02. Restaurant

It’s hard to pick just one. Lleras Park has options for every and anybody, ranging from Peruvian to middle eastern food and drinks in fun outdoorsy places.

03. Shopping

This is also hard. There are a few shopping centers that I love for different reasons. Oviedo is nice for fun and its park themed attractions. If you’re looking for a family-oriented outing, Santa Fe is across the street.

04. Grocery

La Presidenta park hosts farmers markets every Sunday and everything is of the best quality.

05. other

The Museum of Modern Art is the place to be, no matter the age.