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Office tale of Oliver Toledo, junior designer at GMV Trade Marketing

Office tale of Oliver Toledo, junior designer at GMV Trade Marketing

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Hello, my name is Oliver Toledo, I’m 21 years old, I am a graphic designer recently graduated from the Digital Design Center (DDC) Caracas. Venezuela. I have a diploma in multimedia.

His current work :
Junior Designer GMV Trade Marketing

What city are you in?
I currently reside in the city of Caracas, Venezuela .

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential for life (app , software, etc. . )
Adobe Indesign since I specialize in editorial design and this software is ideal for the development of my projects. I also work with Adobe Illustrator for handling vector elements, 3d modeling or creating three-dimensional packaging  in photoshop giving more realism to my presentations .

What does your office space look like?
In short my workplace is a bit chaotic.

What kind of music do you listen to when you are working ?
I listen to a lot of reggae , dub and rock, ( Damian Marley , Original Movement, Prophetic Culture, Alpha Blondy, Ras Boti, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, etc. ) .

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I usually work long straight hours, usually listening to music so I can concentrate . This way, I don’t waste time and nothing can distract me.

What advice would you give to improve productivity?
Focus during your work hours, by doing it in a way that you feel very calm. Either by listening to music or in silence, this could significantly improve your productivity.

You ‘re better than your colleagues :
At my place of study and work, I always stand out when I do layout of my designs, as it is a very minimalistic with a large amount of white composition, everything is kept very organized and in harmony.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
The best advice I’ve been given is that ¨ Time flies when you have no idea what you’re doing ¨ , you should always know what you want and where you want to get in every aspect of your life .

What is your best tip for saving time?
Conceptualized your work before you sit down to develop it, always take a few minutes before starting to design thinking ”why ?”, ”for what” & ”for whom?”

What is the beginning and end of day routine ?
At this stage of my life my every day begins and ends at behance.

Besides your computer and your phone, what device you can not you go without?
I could not be without my reflex camera, is something I always want to have in the bag because I love photography, is one of the branches related to the design that most catch my attention and possibly a future study .