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Office tale of Rizon Parein, 3d designer for the advertising and fashion industry

Office tale of Rizon Parein, 3d designer for the advertising and fashion industry

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Rizon Parein. 38 years old. From graffiti to flyer design to 3d designer.

Your current job :
3d designer working mainly for the Advertising and Fashion Industry.

In which city are you located?
Antwerp, Belgium.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Can’t find rest before perfection. This is for me a composition in balance, each rendered 3d object or installation should in reality also be an interesting piece. Not only from out of one camera point of view.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
At the moment the typical set up, mac + adobe creative suite + Cinema 4d + Vray.

What does your office space look like?
Living and working in a private loft space. I just received our building permit, in September we start with the construction works, one floor will be entirely studio, I am considering to expand and hire a small team. Next chapter.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Just the radio, I don’t really hear music when I am concentrated. When revisions rounds start adding up I put on classical music, to calm things down.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I work mainly for the US market, which has a 6 to 9 hours time difference to Antwerp. This kinda ideal cause I can work undisturbed until like 4pm then they start working and I have a bunch of work ready to send.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Make very clear timings and limit the revision rounds, get approvals at every stage, modeling & texturing.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
There’s always someone better, but I doubt there’s a better 3d geek in badminton.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Things can go bad let’s say -3, things can get really worse let’s say -8.
Key is to find the “multiply -1” to turn this negative situation into a positive one, meaning the lower the number is the better the outcome is.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
To not commute.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Start with bowl of fruit and Granola, answer emails. End with for the moment House of Cards.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Nikon D800