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Office tale of Lee Griggs, technical author at Solid Angle

Office tale of Lee Griggs, technical author at Solid Angle

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Your current job :

Technical author at Solid Angle –

. I test and document the Arnold software renderer.

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..)

Maya, Arnold and Spotify.

What does your office space look like?

I work from home, so currently I am in my living room. I may move into the spare room (depending on the current cockroach situation).

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?

Electronic such as Plaid and Boards of Canada and drum and bass. I am currently listening to the soundtrack to the game ‘Super Time Force’.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?

I like to get up early when there are fewer distractions and I am most creative.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Keyboard shortcuts! Before you reach for the mouse, ask yourself if there is a keyboard shortcut for what you want to do.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

Eat your vegetables before you eat anything else on your plate. Its better for your digestion and fills you up so that you don’t pig out.

What is your best tip for saving time ?

Again keyboard shortcuts. Ditch windows explorer. I found Xplorer2 to be much faster.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

First thing is checking my renders from the previous night and then freaking out because I set something incorrectly and need tcho re-render it. I like to create something I like at the beginning of the day. That keeps full and satiated throughout the day so that I can get through any ‘run of the mill’ stuff. The end of the day involves preparing stuff that needs to be rendered over night and double checking it so that I won’t need to re-render it the next day.

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

My multi-touch keyboard. I could not work without it. Unfortunately they don’t make them anymore so I freak out whenever something goes wrong with it. Hopefully someone will introduce a new one to the market as I cannot face going back to pushing a plastic brick across a desk for hundreds of miles a day.