Who are you :
Lorenzo Buffa, Philadelphia Designer
Your current job :
Owner and Designer of Analog Watch Co.
In which city are you located?
A word to define what kind of worker you are:
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..):
Photoshop, Illustrator, Mint.com, Quickbooks, good ol' notebook, calipers
What does your office space look like?
Usually it's nicely kept, but as it's currently the holidays it's been a bit more messy around here!
What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Mostly podcasts, such as, This American Life, RadioLab, Serial, Science Fridays
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Yes, I usually don't start work until about 10:00am giving me ample morning time to ready myself for the day. I work till well after 5 most days.
What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Be organized. It's an area I am always working on, and I get better every month, but it really takes time to find a system that's right for you.
You're better than your colleagues to:
Being the decision maker and steering the ship.
What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Fake it till you make it. It's allowed me to put on the hat of whatever role I want to become.
What is your best tip for saving time ?
If you can deal with an email in 2 minutes or less, do it and keep it our of your inbox!
What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I wake up at home and take my dog out in the morning. I grab a coffee and enjoy my walk into the office. At the end of the day I usually come home and unwind with some music and usually an easy to prepare meal.
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My watch, of course! It keeps me on time as well as stylish!