» A DAY IN A LIFE | Illustration Series

  • 7:15 am: I jump out of bed when my alarm starts buzzing. I put water in the kettle.
    This give me 7 extra minutes to lay on bed. Yes more sleep!
  • 7:22 am: when the water boils, I put 8 scoops of medium roast coffee in the french press.
    7:32 am: I let the coffee steeps for 5 minutes. I like my coffee with sugar and cream.
    7:33 - 8:00 am: I enjoy a cup of coffee while checking and responding to emails. 
  • 8:00 am: Shower time! Takes me about 20 minutes to shower and  to get ready.
    8:20 am: Make sure that I have all the stuff for work - my phone, laptop, mouse, sketchbook..
  • 8:25 am: I still can't decide which socks to wear. I love my socks with patterns and colors.
    8:30 am: I start walking to the bus stop. This takes me about 5 minutes.
  • 8:35 am: Great! The bus is arriving in 2 minutes! 
    8:37 am: This bus ride is approximately 9 minutes, 8 intermittent stops, and 3 songs from my playlist.
  • 8:50 am: arrived at work. 
    8:52 am: go straight to the cafeteria to get more coffee and grab some breakfast.
    9:00 am: read and respond to emails. Once that is done, I spend 2 good hours to finish some pending projects. 
    11:00 am: Iced coffee time! I report to my manager about the projects I'm doing, then make revision if needed. 
    Usually I have 1 or 2 meetings, making sure that I have all the copy from the writers and I am meeting the deadlines.
    12:15 pm: 45 minutes lunch break! I sometimes grab to-go lunch and eat at my desk. But when it's warm outside, I eat at the office porch.
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Time to do more design work.
    3:00 pm: popcorn time at work.
  • 5:50 pm: Home at last. I usually play music and catch up with some personal emails. Check design blogs, friend's posts, watch funny videos of dogs and cats.
    7:00 pm: Dinner time. I mostly cook if I'm not tired or order delivery - sometimes Chinese or Thai food.
    8:00 pm I start watching my TV shows. Every night I watch about 3 or 4 different series.
  • 9:30 pm: Me Time. Pop the cork and pour some wine. Bring out the cheese and crackers and let's unwind..