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Office tale of Gabriel Oviedo, graphic designer

Office tale of Gabriel Oviedo, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
My name is Gabriel Oviedo, the name behind “Opus Nigrum”.

Your current job :
I currently work at an advertising agency as a senior graphic designer. But is not there, but if my personal work I have achieved transcendence. Maybe because in my personal work i am myself and my only judge.

In which city are you located?
I live in the city of Banfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But i work in Capital Federal, Argentina.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Adobe Illustrator, a font manager, graphic table, pencils and paper.

What does your office space look like?
I like a large table and natural light.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working?
The music depends on my mood, usually Classical and Baroque music, Amalia Rodrigues (Portuguese Fado), Johnny Cash, The Carpenters, Carole King, Morrissey, Kings Of Convenience, Music of the 80s, and for good mood… music Disco and Soul.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work?
Make a list of pending jobs and prioritize time. But it does not always work. Sometimes something simple can take a long time. A person is not a machine. Always all depends for the motivation, inspiration and imagination.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Best to be productive 100%, is to remove all distractions and feeling motivated at work.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Remember, choosing and combining typefaces.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
“Everything is to be done, and everything is possible.” This phrase is from Marti I Pol.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
When a job you exhausted, it is best to take away. Leave it for few minutes and then see it again with fresh head. At that time we will realize the mistakes or successes and that’s when we will save time.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
In the morning I go to work until the evening… then real life begins. I go to the gym, walk, dinner at home, designing some personal work and then to sleep with a book.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
My MP3 Sansa Clip