#WFH Diaries: Freelance Art Director Jeff Euteneuer

As coronavirus lockdowns linger worldwide, Muse is chatting with creative people to see how they're faring. Below, a report from freelance art director Jeff Euteneuer.

Give us a one-line bio of yourself.

Freelance art director.

Where are you living right now, and who's with you?

Laguna Niguel, Calif., with my partner Hilary and my dog, Sadie.

What's your work situation like at the moment?

Busy. I'm on a month-long contract and doing pro-bono with The Art of Good.

Describe your socializing strategy.

Zoom happy hours, FaceTime and phone calls with friends and family. Walks on the beach with my ladies. Today, I'm heading to Nomad's Canteen in San Clemente. Hilary and I are meeting a couple of her friends.

What are you reading?

Attached, The Way of the Superior Man, The Buddha in Your Mirror.

What are you watching?

Tiger King, duh. Napoleon Dynamite (and making quesadillas and tots). Curb Your Enthusiasm. A Serious Man. Castaway. Xanadu.

How are you staying fit?

Mountain biking on trails I can ride to from my house, road biking, walks with the my dog, longboarding and a few surf sessions.

Have you taken up a hobby?

Meditation. Laying in my hammock. A fire in the backyard most nights.

Any tips for getting necessities?

We take turns doing grocery runs. We've had no problem getting anything we need. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are completely stocked. There's been about a 10 minute wait to get in. Rite Aid has no wait and you can get hygiene products. And booze.

An awkward moment since all this started.

I was in line at Whole Foods waiting to get in. The dude in front of me was barefoot. He got up to the entrance, and the employee sanitized the handle of a cart and gave it to him and he walked in.

Best work email you got since all this started.

Every one of them has been the best, because it means I'm working.

An aha! moment since all this started.

Wearing a mask is bullshit.

What's your theory on how this is going to play out?

We'll realize this was just the flu and go back to business, whether lawmakers say we can or not.

See our full #WFH Diaries series here.

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Tim Nudd is editor in chief of the Clio Awards, editor of Muse by Clio, and host of the podcast Tagline. Previously, he was creative editor at Adweek.

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