Office tale of Henning Otto, partner and creative director at EIGA Design


Who are you:
Henning Otto

Your current job:
Partner and Creative Director at EIGA Design

In which city are you located?

Hamburg, Germany

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Mail, Illustrator, InDesign, Garageband


What does your office space look like?
modern industrial vintage – used materials: metal, premium screed, concrete, historical oakwood. Colors black and white. Just fantastic actually,

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Turboweekend, Dead Can Dance, The Chameleons U.K.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I write to-do lists, prioritize and cross out.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Set up realistic timings and objectives for your own work. Put a focus on those tasks you want and can do.

You're better than your colleagues in...
… keeping my eyes on the big picture and details at the same time.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Always look on the bright side of life.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Share tasks and duties with people who can do it better than you can.

What is your routine start and end of the day?
In the morning I check emails with a cup of coffee. In the evening I’m walking home roaming through our vivid and beautiful borough Altona-Ottensen.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My Yamaha Guitar