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Office tale of Federico Hurst, graphic designer

Office tale of Federico Hurst, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
I’m Federico, a Visual Communication Design student at Universidad de la República in Uruguay.

Your current job:
I’m currently working as a Graphic Designer at an advertising agency.

In which city are you located?
I live in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc.):
My computer and the software in it, a sketchbook or notepad, pen and pencil, my phone, some cloud storage apps like Dropbox or Copy.

What does your office space look like?
Neat, I always try to keep everything in its place so that I can work more efficiently and comfortably. I don’t have too much on the desk, just the computer, some books, and a bunch of colorful objects to bring some life into the big white space that my desk is.

What kinds of music do you listening when you are working?
It depends of the day, of my mood, etc. It can be pop, rock, indie, oldies, pretty much everything. I like a big variety of genres and I’m always looking for something new.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I’m not very methodical with that. I just set the priorities and try to establish myself a reasonable deadline to finish the work on time. If it’s a more complex task I divide the process in stages so that I can follow them one by one and not get lost in the middle.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Maybe some of the ones I described in the previous question. Trying to be in a creatively enriching environment is also good advice, as well as having activities that enhance your inspiration such as painting, photography or writing.

You’re better than your colleagues to:
Focusing on the details, sometimes I get a little bit obsessed, but always for the best.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 
Trust in your work and what you’re passionate about. And always challenge yourself to make things better.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Organize your day and the stages of the work. 

What is your routine start and end of the day? 
Wake up early; go to work and after that go to class. If possible, I try to watch some movie or some TV show or maybe do some personal work if I don’t get back home too late.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go live without
My mouse, maybe.