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…
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.
I take the dog out for a walk. I can not stop to admire him for his calm.
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.
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.
Coffee again. Break in the bathroom to take a look at my tongue.
Work drinking coffee and listening to music.
I feel better.
I go out for my one hour jog with my dog.
Shower and a telephone call with my girlfriend Valentina while eating a sandwich.
Drawing. Drawing. Drawing.
Talk with potential clients about a promotion. Coffee.
Drawing while throwing the ball to Ben who woke up.
Walk around with Ben and Yoga session or ride on my bicycle.
Shower, wine at the bar downstairs and food with Valentina and Ben.
Water the plants and toilet for Ben.
This is the moment I prefer, I feel free. Beer and television or drawing with television or just reading books.
Out for a last walk with Ben the dog.