The Days of Our Lives: Giulio Iurissevich, Illustrator

In The Days of Our Lives we meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, it is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.

This week, let me introduce you to Giulio Iurissevich. This self-taught illustrator and designer hails from Italy and has worked with the likes of Pepsi, GAP and Estee Lauder to create artwork that is whimsical and a little off beat.

Aside from being damn talented with pencil and paint a few other things are certain –  Giulio drinks a lot of coffee, he is always accompanied by his partner in crime Ben (the Boston Terrier) and he has a refreshingly quirky take on things!

This a day in Giulio’s life…


7:30 am

Awake, realise that I am alive again today. After 20 minutes, coffee, attempts not to think about the usual things I look in the mirror to observe the signs of time, trying to figure out if they are still credible.


8:30 am

I take the dog out for a walk. I can not stop to admire him for his calm.


9:00 am

Work. My Boston Terrier and I are ready in my studio. He’s sleeping after 30 seconds. The morning is a chore for a human like me.


9:15 am

Read and respond to the emails that have come in. I read what is happening in the world then I drink another cofee and I start Photoshop speaking with clients.

10:00 am

Coffee again. Break in the bathroom to take a look at my tongue.


10:15 am

Work drinking coffee and listening to music.


11:00 am

I feel better.


1:00 pm

I go out for my one hour jog with my dog.

2:00 pm

Shower and a telephone call with my girlfriend Valentina while eating a sandwich.


2:40 pm

Drawing. Drawing. Drawing.


4:30 pm

Talk with potential clients about a promotion. Coffee.


5:30 pm

Drawing while throwing the ball to Ben who woke up.


6:00 pm


6:30 pm

Walk around with Ben and Yoga session or ride on my bicycle.


8.30 pm

Shower, wine at the bar downstairs and food with Valentina and Ben.


9:00 pm

Water the plants and toilet for Ben.


10:00 pm

This is the moment I prefer, I feel free. Beer and television or drawing with television or just reading books.


11:00 pm

Out for a last walk with Ben the dog.


1:00 am

I’m asleep.


You can find more of Giulio’s work over here.
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