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Office tale of Orn Sigurbergsson, graphic designer

Office tale of Orn Sigurbergsson, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
A 32-year old Reykjavik-based graphic designer.

Your current job:
Graphic designer at fast growing software company Meniga. I also take exciting freelance projects.

In which city are you located?
I’m located in Reykjavik, Iceland.

A word to define what kind of worker you are:
I would say “diversified” because I love to work for different media. This ranges from concept work to different variations of the print, outdoors, web and motion graphic. But my main focus now is in UI and UX design.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)?
All the graphic software applications I use are part of the Adobe family. But one of my goals is to become familiar with some 3D software like Blender or Maya.

What does your office space look like?
It’s an open space where I’m surrounded by very talented people. Designers, programmers and so on.

What kind of music do you listen to when you are working?
Music with great lyrics have always impressed me, but when I have to focus I prefer to listen to some nice Ambient music.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I just use Calendar and sync it to all my devices. When I’m working on bigger projects with several people I’m a big fan of Trello and InVision.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Just work on projects that you feel excited about, and learn to say no to the rest.

You’re better than your colleagues to:
I don’t think I am. For me it’s more about doing what you love to do. Keep the hunger and the excitement.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
It’s good to keep a certain distance from your projects, because when people are criticising them you don’t feel they are criticising you.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Maybe it sounds little bit corny, but I think you can’t save time: either you use it or you spend it.

What is your routine start and end of the day?
I don’t have that much of a daily routine except I go to work. For the rest, I like to work out, meet friends, do stuff like go to concerts and so on.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go?
To be honest I’m not that much of a gadget guy.