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Office tale of Rachel Simrose, graphic designer

Office tale of Rachel Simrose, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Rachel Simrose, graphic designer with a fine arts background, paper enthusiast and DIY expert

Your current job :
undergrad student in York/Sheridan Design program, freelance designer

In which city are you located?

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
I get totally absorbed in what I am doing

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and STAEDTLER fine line pens

What does your office space look like?
A hand-me-down Ikea table in the dining room of my apartment, usually covered in sticky notes

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Any 8tracks indie rock playlist, always something new

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I am a huge fan of daily lists, writing everything down clears my head

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Don’t get distracted!

You’re better than your colleagues to : 
Never be afraid to call on the expertise of others

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Make mistakes faster

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Back up your work! Nothing is worse then having to do something twice

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Coffee, definitely coffee and iPad perusing before bed

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