07 Apr Working and Creating with Wacom at Home
Covid-19 has put many of us in a new and unusual situation. We are challenged to adjust to changing rules and develop new habits to prevent us and others from harm. These measures are affecting our daily lives and raise many questions around work. Many companies encourage employees to work from home and creative studios are ramping up remote working to secure their production pipelines under tight deadlines.
In the past few weeks we have received many questions around working and creating from home. We decided to collect all information we have around some of the most pressing questions and share them here with you. And while many people are new to this situation, there is also the big group of creative freelancers, who are very experienced in working from home and happy to share some practical advice.
5 Tips for working and learning from home
No matter if you are working, learning or teaching from home, there are a couple of valuable tips that might help you adjust to the new situation.
1. Create a designated space for working
Turn the kitchen or the corner of your bedroom into an office. Make it a habit to “commute” to work in the morning and “drop off” your kids at school. Getting dressed apparently can also help to get into an authentic mood.
2. Create a designated space for working
Set fixed working hours. Keep regular office hours and separate working hours from time off. Schedule coffee and lunch breaks and stick to them. Avoid too much overspill.
3. Organise yourself
Make to-do lists, set yourself deadlines and keep track of your progress. This will help you stay focused and motivated. Set rules together with the people you work with and the ones around you. Well, one can at least try.
4. Stronger together
We might be sitting at home alone, but we are in this together. To help communication, schedule regular meetings with your team and clients. Socialise and chat with colleagues during breaks just like you would do at the office or at school. Ask them, if you need something. Change to video calls to see each other.
5. Take a virtual visit
For a fresh mind, allow yourself time to discover new ideas or learn something new. Keep exploring. Many creative events are changing to online formats. Museums offer virtual tours through their collection. They are a great source of inspiration.
Need some distraction?
Focus is important. But give yourself a break once a while. It’s hard enough already. So, remember we are in this together. And if it feels like the walls are caving in, we might have something for you. Check out the following initiatives for distraction, inspiration and a little bit of fun.
Feeling blue about this situation? Have a look at this inspiring and encouraging campaign initiated by the Wacom team in Italy, the first European country that went into lock down. We have great art and practical advice from our ambassadors waiting for you. Go here to find out more.
Ever wondered how other people work from home? Follow the hashtag #wacomworkspace and @Wacom on Instagram and get a glimpse of the workspaces of creatives from around the world. It’s fun, inspiring and a great distraction. Wacom on Instagram
Our friends at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn have opened their video archives to share inspiring talks from some of the most amazing artists with you. Check out what you need to do to get free access here.