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The Office Tales of Tony Gaudette, founder of Milan

The Office Tales of Tony Gaudette, founder of Milan

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

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Who are you:
Designer and teacher. Company founder of industrial design, MILAN. Bon vivant, epicurean, stimulated by creative projects.

Your current job:
Industrial Designer.

In which city:
In the neighborhood of Mercier, Montréal.

Define what kind of worker you are in a word:

What tools are essential for your living (app, software …)?
Illustrator and SketchUp, two programs that are easy to use for the development of prototypes.

What does your office space look like?
Inspiring and refined.

What kind of music do you listen while working? 
Rufus Wainright, Yann Perrault and Louis-Jean Cormier.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
Management of priorities.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Install a sense of confidence. Create a climate conducive to creativity. To stimulate innovation around me, I create an environment and working conditions that favors me. The happiness of employees is essential.

You’re better than your colleagues in:
Enjoying and celebrating the work of my team.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Do not take things too seriously. I seize the comedy in every situation.

What is your best tip to save time?
Distinguish the roles. Patrice Martel, brand manager. Johan Batier, graphics. Genevieve Lamy, social media. JF Mailhot, photography.

What is your routine at the start and end of the day?
Pinterest, an espresso and two biscuits.

What do you read at your desk:
Affaires+, Premium, Baron and Monocle.