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Office tale of Charles Rodriguez, art toy designer and art director

Office tale of Charles Rodriguez, art toy designer and art director

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Born in Venezuela, Study at the graphic arts school of Cristobal Rojas. I worked eleven years as an Art Director and one as Creative Director in advertising. Two years ago I discovered the Art Toy and has since devoted much of my time in designing toys. Write gorgocho in Instagram or facebook and see my work.

Your current job :
Art toy designer and art director ( both all day )

In which city are you located? 

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
I can not work without listening a movie ( a movie I’ve already seen ) so my first super tool is my iMac. Actually there are many tools but the hands and gouges are the most essential otherwise my style could not be created.

What does your office space look like? 
I work in my bedroom, it’s a very small space 3×3.5 m ( cozy ) and my work station is a desk.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 
Depends, if I’m modeling or sculpting I prefer to listen to pianists, when painting I go with rock, if I’m creating clothing and accessories I go with movie soundtracks.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 
Not really. I have 2 jobs so the hours are pretty tight. 8:30 am to 6:00 pm with advertising and 8:00 pm to 3:00 am creating toys.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 
Keep the work area tidy.

You’re better than your colleagues to : 
Maintain focus and be a little more optimistic.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 
The easy path do not lead to a good place.