Office tale of Baldur Helgi Snorrason, designer

Reykjavík |  Iceland
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Who are you :
Baldur Helgi Snorrason

Your current job :
Freelance designer

In which city are you located?
Reykjavík, Iceland

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
I guess I am quite cross-disciplinary. I am first and foremost an architectural designer but in the broad sense of the word, I have designed furniture, interiors, sets, markets etc and I build them as well so I guess you could call it being an archenter architect/carpenter. I have also touched upon graphic design: book layout and branding mostly.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Various 3D programs, rendering software, a drill and measuring tape

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What does your office space look like?
I´m in between spaces for now so my office space is just the coffeehouse I fancy

What kind of music do you listen to when you are working?
It depends obviously but mostly something energetic, I am in the National face now

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
I have always been a B personality striving to become an A personality so I usually wake up later then I want. But when I manage to wake up at 8 I feel super productive and organized. So wake up early, guilt-free, eat your cereal and make a to-do list for the day.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Don’t procrastinate, just do it god damnit!

You're better than your colleagues to :
I don’t really stress about things and really eager to go all in on projects, but I can be stubborn as hell. So what I lack I get from others and hopefully others can also benefit from having me on the team.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Always strive to do a little bit more then you think you can handle. Its the fastest and best way to grow as a designer, if you think the project doesn’t suit you try to swing it your way before you say no. In my experience saying yes to a project opens the door to more projects.

What is your best tip for saving time?
Make lists!! A to-do list for every single day, with a good old piece of paper and pencil. The feeling of marking out tasks on the list beats any organization app

What is your routine start and end of the day?
making a to-do list marks the start and looking proudly at the list preferably with every task ticked off marks the end.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My lean mean drilling machine