Office tale of Jules Tardy, designer at Mother Design.

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Who are you :
Jules tardy, a 28 year old French designer.

Your current job :
Designer at Mother Design a subgroup of the advertising agency Mother New York.

In which city are you located?
Brooklyn, NY

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

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
The usual Adobe Creative Suite. And Spotify.

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What does your office space look like?
My office is a typical advertising space, large open plan floors, with beer on tap in the kitchen and a stuffed grizzly bear to greet you as you walk in.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
An eclectic mix of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Electro... But I mostly listen to cheesy r&b from the 90's.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Not really, there isn't so much a typical day here, schedule varies a lot. I have to be flexible.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
I work with lists a lot, that helps... I also try to ignore incoming emails.

You’re better than your colleagues:
At speaking French.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Keep working hard. For now.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Working fast.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I start the day by checking the news, blogs, answering emails and checking Facebook. It takes a while. I usually end my day running back home to see my kids.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Thankfully nothing else. I try to switch out as often as I can.

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