Office tale of Mete Erdem, packaging and graphic designer

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Who are you:
I’m a designer, especially in furniture, packaging and graphic design. I graduated from Industrial Design BA and continue my MA degree on graphic design.

Your current job :
I work for a furniture company. I develop new products for its collection and sometimes do short-term projects as a freelance.

In which city are you located?
Eskişehir, Turkey.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Passionate

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Rhinoceros, Illustrator, 3dsMax, Feedly and my ball point pen of course.

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What does your office space look like?
I have a messy table next to a window with bad view outside. It’s located in a industrial zone. I spent a lot of my time  at the office when I 'm working. Also I have a small comfy workplace at home.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I have problems concentrating while I am working with music. But I like jazz, indie pop and electronic music.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I haven’t found yet :) Generally my head is full of  things to do.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Working with pen and paper is always better than a computer. Commit your ideas to paper.

You're better than your colleagues to :
Knowing the soul of materials and what they fit into.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Bite the material to understand it.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Have a to do list and organize your priorities.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I start by reading news and my favorite design blogs, at the end of day i watch TV or something else.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without ?
My bag and the things inside it ; sketchbook, pencils and some tools for cutting paper.

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