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Office tales of Sebastián Plá, founder of Morphine

Office tales of Sebastián Plá, founder of Morphine

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
I am the founder of Morphine. We are a motion graphics studio. We create animations and 3d graphics for advertising, design, network branding, etc.

Your current job : 
Founder of Morphine.

In which city are you located?
Montevideo, Uruguay.

A word to define what kind of worker you are: 

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 
3d software, a Wacom tablet and a photographic camera for capturing textures.

What does your office space look like?
I usually work at home, at my desk. It’s small and simple, but it’s ok because I get to work doing what I love.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
I like indie music (bands like: The Last Shadow Puppets, The Strokes, Miles Kane, Franz Ferdinand, Babasonicos), electronic, jazz (Coltrane, Miles Davis, Armstrong, Ray Charles, Charles Mingus), the Beatles and Radiohead.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I usually don’t, I just start working. But if I have a lot of work to do in very little time, I have no other choice but to make a schedule, otherwise it’s total chaos.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 
Making a schedule of work, listing the different activities, their length and deadline is a great thing to do. Unfortunately I only do it when my schedule is really tight. I wish I did it more often because it’s a great way to improve productivity.

You’re better than your colleagues to:
I don’t think I am better than anyone, everyone has its own style and different things they can offer, it depends on the client’s need. I guess my strength would be: I’m a hard worker, I like doing things right rather than fast trying to save time.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 
Work hard for your goals and never give up. It’s nothing new but it has really worked out for me.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Organization is vital. But also, not to over-think. Do more, think less. Sometimes, when I am stuck with something I start thinking and searching how I could solve it. But I have learnt that instead of thinking my way out of it it’s better to keep working, trying things, moving stuff around and then things figure themselves out.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 
I drink a cup of coffee, put on some music, check my e-mail and then I get to work. At the end of the day I just watch something light on TV.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without ?
For someone who spends most of its time in front of a computer I’m not really that reliant on technology. When I’m not working I enjoy just being disconnected and relaxed.

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