Office tale of Babusi Nyoni, UI/UX Designer and front-end developer at DEEP Design Agency

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Who are you?
I am a self-taught Zimbabwean designer with a passion for clean, functional design. I’ve always believed artists must not be limited by their abilities and must be able to express themselves however they wish and that each generation of artists must be responsible for the nurturing of the next.
Besides being an avid gamer and a sneaker lover I’m a pretty decent cook and a geek in training.

Your current job?
I am a UI/UX Designer and front-end developer at DEEP Design Agency

In which city are you located?
The beautiful South African city of Cape Town

A word to define what kind of worker you are:
Adventurer

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
I can’t live without Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver

workspace

What does your office space look like?
It’s gloriously open space with all the trimmings that come with a studio overflowing with creative energy

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
I always have the YEEZUS album on rotation and I like to mix it up with Foster the People and Kendrick Lamar

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
Our creative director holds daily meetings so I plan my days from there. I’m very deadline driven so having a target to work towards helps immensely.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
I swear by RedBull and isolation. Crack a can open and immerse yourself in your music or silence.

You're better than your colleagues to:
I’m a pretty good writer and an awarded poet so I guess I’m better at asking for a raise.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly

What is your best tip for saving time?
Request as clear a brief as possible. Constant back and forth will not only waste valuable time but will disrupt your creative process

What is your routine start and end of the day?
I always start my day with a trip to Behance for inspiration and end it with an “I’m leaving now” message to my fiancé.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
I love my Nexus 7 tablet, it’s a perfect companion and my matte black watch, no gentleman must be without a watch.

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