Office tale of Jeff Kida, freelance graphic designer & illustrator

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Who are you :
Jeff Kida

Your current job :
Freelance graphic designer & illustrator

In which city are you located?
Toronto, Canada

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Disorganized… extremely disorganized.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My Macbook Pro, magic mouse, earphones, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign (I guess)


What does your office space look like?
My home is an awful place to work, so sometimes I go out to places with good to hardcore good wifi.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I listen to hip hop giants like Kobe 'Thug Poet' Bryant. Other than that it's talk radio on the AM for me.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I'm still trying to figure that out.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Take an hour or two out of your day to exercise. Have good hardware as well.


You're better than your colleagues at :
I always believe they are better than me, but thinking that makes you work harder at your craft.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Never be fully satisfied with your work.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Avoid sites like Wikipedia while working.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I start every morning with a cup of coffee. Other than that, I don't really have a routine.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My outdated iPhone is the only gadget I have so I'll say that.