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Office tale of Jiessie Chen, graphic designer

Office tale of Jiessie Chen, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
My name is Jiessie Chen. I am a graphic designer from China, currently living and studying graphic design in Canada.

Your current job :
I am a 4th year graphic design student of OCAD University, and freelancer for Chronic Ink Tattoos.

In which city are you located?
Toronto, Ontario

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My computer and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

What does your office space look like?
A small space contains my computer and sketchbook and lots of process work around.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
It depends. Base on different kind of project I would listen to different kind of music. But mostly, I like music that is calmer.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I will layout all things that I need to finish first, and then assign them a schedule.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Don’t just stick with one idea, think more, do more and will see more.

You’re better than your colleagues to:
Brainstorm concepts.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Do research on the project, not just pay attention to the aesthetics, but also its culture/background.

What is your best tip for saving time?
If you think you need to do it, then do it right away! Don’t think about any next minute.

What is your routine start and end of the day?
Start with the music of the clock, think about today’s schedule, find the right outfit for the day, and walk out home happily. After all the hard working, relax myself in my chair and watch some comedies, this really helps to give a perfect period to my day.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
I think they would be my keys and wallet, lol.