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Office tale of Kaleb Cárdenas Zavala, industrial designer

Office tale of Kaleb Cárdenas Zavala, industrial designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
My name is Kaleb Jemail Cárdenas Zavala, I’m an Industrial Designer from Mexico. I’m currently freelancing under my own name Kaleb J Cardenas Z Design with different kind of projects.

Your current job:
I´ve just graduated from my bachelor degree in Industrial Design at ITESM University. I work under my own name doing different kind of projects; from furniture, photography, graphic and product design.

In which city are you located?
Guadalajara, México.

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Pencil, paper, phone, my camera and laptop.

What does your office space look like?
My office is really just a desk at home where I concentrate better and make plans, but to be honest ,I enjoy going out to different places and developing the projects where it needs to be done.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
All kinds! Depends on what I’m doing, but sometimes I need to be silent and think for a while.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I have milestones and different goals for the day, I organize them and I try to finish one at a time, but there´s always a need to be doing several.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Take a small break and then get back to work. Don’t get caught up in one place, moving and refreshing the mind is always necessary.

You’re better than your colleagues to:
I don’t think I’m worst or better than anyone; there´s so much talent you just have to keep up with all of them.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Help everyone you can, cause you never know when he or she can help you.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Go step by step, try to work in collaboration; teamwork is always better than doing everything by yourself.

What is your routine start and end of the day?
Wake up, check emails, eat breakfast, do some exercise, eat again and then work on projects, sometimes I go out to meet with other colleagues to plan further work.

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