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Office tale of Chris Bernay, creative graphic designer and photographer

Office tale of Chris Bernay, creative graphic designer and photographer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
I am an independent creative graphic designer with a decade of expertise in the advertising, photography and graphic design industry for big brands, but since the ending of 2013, I am just focused in branding development for starters and small businesses around the world.

Your current job :
Creative graphic designer, photographer and father.

In which city are you located?
Currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
In the analog world, any sort of thing that allows me to draw and erase. In the digital world, just a powerful computer with Illustrator and Photoshop.

What does your office space look like?
Somedays it looks really quiet and organized, and sometimes messy and noisy.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
It depends of my mood but mainly I work in silence, but when I do, the options are really wide like Indie Rock, Classic Rock or Alternative Rock.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I work on my weekly agenda every Monday and then, I just modify some details every morning, and it’s all about deadlines, project intensity, delay, client emergencies, etc.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Invest in the best chair and the best bed you can afford, and enjoy a social life, sports and all the things that happen outside your desktop.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
I do the best burgers in town.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Buy a Wacom

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Never try to solve two or more things at the same time. Let the multitasking idea to the technology, we have just one brain, so let it work properly and in a peaceful way, you will realize that you get better quality results saving a lot of time at the end of any project. And avoid unnecessary meetings and respect your schedule.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I have my day divided in two. I start everyday at 7am and I work ’til 10am, then I enjoy my son for a couple of hours.
I take him to the daycare and I start my work day over again until 6pm.

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