Hi! Im Santi Lissarrague, graphic designer by day, freelance illustrator by night and musician in the spare time I have left. When it comes to illustration, most of my stuff is about weird and bold characters, in a cool way. I'm based in Buenos Aires and my work goes under the name of Turkey Studio. (Yeap, the funny bird!)
Well, my working day or night (I'm a bit of a night owl) starts with a big cup of black tea, followed up by picking up the music for my current mood. Once that's settled, I check the status of the projects I'm working on, and I take it from there. Could be pen and paper, sketching at the iPad, or final touches on illustrator / photoshop. Break, snacks, browse for new music or pick up the guitar to play around a little bit just to clear my head, and get back to work.
I think great clients are those who trust and appreciate your work, let you do your thing, open to work together in a client / designer collaboration of ideas, honesty and feedback.
Nope, I did not. Actually I was freelancing just a bit, and working as a full time Snowboard instructor in Bariloche and California until I broke my shoulder really bad. Missed the following season, finished my graphic design career (in stand by at that moment), after that I got my first job in a creative studio called Doblegé, and I became a full time designer & illustrator to this day.