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Office tale of Andrew Le Nguyen, graphic designer

Office tale of Andrew Le Nguyen, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
My name is Andrew Le Nguyen, I’m a graphic designer, with a bit of a illustrative nature

Your current job :
Freelance Graphic Designer and a sales associate at Boathouse.

In which city are you located?

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What does your office space look like?
My laptop, another big screen, a graphic tablet, an X-Box controller for the gaming, and some headphones

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I listen to a lot of sensitive and mellow/melodic music like Drake/PartyNextdoor to Toro Y Moi and Blood Orange/Childish Gambino

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I have sticky notes to remind myself what I have to do/to write a list, and I give myself a tight deadline (earlier than what my clients request) to do well. I also don’t sleep until I finish my task.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Always write down what you have to do, so you remember it, and always give yourself a tight deadline or else you won’t get paid.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
My friends are my favourite stress relievers, they’re all dope people.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Relax, and let it come to you, don’t force anything.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
I do a blackout, where I only focus on the task at hand until I finish it.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Make Vietnamese Ice Coffee, go for a bike route, and play some dope music loudly. Gotta make every day like my last and dance to it and then be inspired by everything and anything and I always find more stuff to be inspired by, like Behance, tumblr or art books or fashion instagrams, and then play some video games with the homies.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Probably my hairtie or zippo, my hair gets in my face sometimes and smoking helps relieve stress for me too.