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Office tale of Michael Wong, Art director at Concept-Mccann Caracas

Office tale of Michael Wong, Art director at Concept-Mccann Caracas

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Michael Wong an artist,art director, visual communicator, illustrator, calligrapher and skateboardinglover

Your current job :
Now i’m Art director at Concept-Mccann Caracas, a freelance visual communicator and also I am preparing a open calligraphy workshop that will be ready for April 2014 at Lugar Común Book store

In which city are you located?
Caracas – Venezuela

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..).
My moleskine, ink, markers, and pencils.

What does your office space look like?
My space of work looks like a big circus(in a good way), we have a lot of people from different zones of the city, we share our expierences on the caracas streets every day (because one day is completely different than the next one) But always we find the way to be happy and keep moving forward, here at Concept Mccann Caracas more than an advertising agency is a collective of artists making brand communications, that’s why I’m here. It is the closest thing in my way of thinking and doing my personal work.

What kind of music do you listening when you are working ?
R&B, Rap, hip hop like DRAKE and THE WEEKND, and alternative stuff. Something like The Whitest Boy Alive and The Bots, only music that makes me feel like im skating for a video part.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Just wake up early, be organize and make as many things as you can, do not forget to get time to rest as long as you know you deserve (always).

What tips would you give to improve productivity.
Paper and pencil and and use any free time you have in the day to create and think, then it will be easier to produce. Cliché but true

You’re better than your colleagues to :
To find ways to relate my interests and my ideals with the world of advertising and that makes my day at work fun. Manny of my bosses think I’m always playing, my references at first sight have nothing to do with the world of traditional advertising, I´m always looking for ways to make progress advertising and the visual world of my country, so I always share with my fellow collective my tastes, my favorite audiovisual references, looking for ways to feed the team and they feed me back with new stuff

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Be water my friend – Bruce Lee

What is your best tip for saving time ?
do creative strategys for all! always be the first, no matter if you wait, the worst is to make others wait for you.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I wake up at 5 am to help my girlfriend Natasha with her Little son Oscar and prepare and pack my breakfast to work, After that religiously I drink a ginger tea every morning and eat a banana to get ready and get out in my bicycle to work, this city is not absolutely made for bicycles but what can I do? so I take the same route as a car and it takes like 20 minutes to reach the office, is good because I do my exercises in the morning while I’m on my way to work.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
My finger skateboard.