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Office tale of Matthew Brown Fancy, owner of Tiger Clothing, designer and DJ.

Office tale of Matthew Brown Fancy, owner of Tiger Clothing, designer and DJ.

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
I own and operate a men and women’s clothing boutique called Fancy Tiger Clothing. I DJ a monthly all-vinyl dance night called Weird Touch. In my down time I thrift for bags and vintage stereos, seek out hard to find vinyl and obsess over
leather jackets I can’t afford. Also, I worship cats.

Your current job :
Boutique owner, designer, buyer and DJ.

In which city are you located?
Denver, CO

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Unsatisfied. I enjoy never being too comfortable with my performance. It keeps me hungry.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Photoshop, Spotify, my notebook and a good black ink pen. Despite my reliance on design software I’m a firm believer in sketching by hand and physically writing things down.

What does your office space look like?
Something between Blade Runner and a movie about cyber hacking. My desk sits next to a photo studio, a DJ setup and a band’s practice space.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Midtempo electronic tunes. Woolfy, Yumi Zouma, Italians do it better comps, etc…

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I try and take advantage of when my head is the clearest to plan the day ahead. This usually means a cup of coffee at my house around 7:30am as I prioritize my meetings/projects for the day. I usually pick one or two major tasks that must get
accomplished without exception.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Work when you are effective rather than when you’re supposed to be. I’m incredibly productive in the morning and after 3pm. I try and schedule my output around those times. And catch up on sleep. It does wonders.

You’re better than your colleagues because :
I have a lot to loose.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
“Think of the thing you are avoiding. That is probably the most important thing to do next”

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Delegate, delegate, delegate. And have an amazing team.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Start: A shot of apple cider vinegar mixed with water and agave syrup, breakfast, coffee, plan my schedule for the day and then exercise. End: A hot bath.

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