9 pro tips for creatives working from home

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Creatives working from home enjoy several benefits, not least flexible hours and saving money on the commute. But it also has its challenges. For one, you have to create your own working set up, and this takes some time and thought.

It's easy to sit down on the nearest chair, plonk a laptop on the dining table and crack on with work, but that probably isn't going to be comfortable in the long run, and your work may suffer too. To make sure you don't strain your back, check out our guide to the best office chairs for back pain. Below, the art director and designer Tina Touli offers nine pro tips to consider when honing your home work set up, from your surroundings to your screen. 

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Tina Touli
Art director and designer at Tina Touli design

Tina Touli is a London-based creative director, graphic communication designer, speaker and educator. She thrives on designing multidisciplinary work that involves a variety of techniques across different platforms and mediums. Her practice includes digital and print design, typography, branding, graphics, animation, and more, blending the analogue and the digital worlds. Tina says her natural curiosity takes her to unexplored places where unique concepts come to life. Her diverse clientele includes Adobe, Dell, HP, Selena Gomez’s Wondermind, The New Yorker, Ciroc Vodka, Tate, Converse, Glo, Dropbox and LinkedIn. She has designed educational courses and tutorials to communicate her knowledge and skills to new generations of designers, most notably, hosting regular online courses at Central Saint Martins, UAL. Tina’s work has taken her around the world, presenting at speaker panels, festivals and conferences such as OFFF, Adobe MAX, Graphika Manila, FITC Amsterdam, the Toca Me Festival and the Typomania Festival. She was selected by Print Magazine as one of the 15 best young designers in the world aged under 30 in 2017 and she has won recognition in the Transform Awards, the European Packaging Design Association Awards and more.

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