Office tale of Kelly "Cupcake" Caplette, conceiver and creative director of Lab Studio | Design

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Who are you :
Kelly "Cupcake" Caplette

Your current job :
I am the conceiver and creative director of Lab Studio | Design.

In which city are you located?
The one and only T.O., Toronto!

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

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My laptop, Rhino 3D, Creative Suite, Currency Converter, a good client and almond milk Cortado.

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What does your office space look like?
It's a hybrid between a creative mess and organised business. Site plans, product information, phone charger and a dog leash are always near by.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Lately I've been pretty eclectic. Usually start the day off with some tribal house to wake me up then coast the rest of the day with some indie, chilltrap and dub. I've also been mixing in some future bass and minimal experimentation as well.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
First thing when I wake up is to answer any emails from Europe to make sure I can catch my suppliers. Once I'm in the studio the day always starts off with phone calls and emails. Having a retail space with the studio makes the day exciting dealing with new and repeat clients.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Do not procrastinate, ever.

You're better than your colleagues to :
At Lab, we are a team. Everyone is equally as capable of doing all tasks.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
For complex issues sometimes you have step back, take a breath and then return to it with a focused and clear mind.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Facebook will still be there at the end of the day.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Spending time with my puppy, Sofia.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
A corkscrew.

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