Office tale of Nathaniel Addison, Architectural designer / Director at the White House Studio Project

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Who are you :
Nathaniel Addison

Your current job:
Architectural designer / Director at the White House Studio Project

In which city are you located?
Toronto, ON

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Rhino, Creative Suite, Xbox Kinect, roll of trace

What does your office space look like?
9-5 office is very neat and organized, studio space is just chaos from all the different projects each resident is busy developing

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
I keep up with a couple independent blogs, so “blog”

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I keep LISTS!

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Find a dedicated work space and try to create a routine

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Eating crow – it’s not so bad.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Explain your idea to anyone who will listen. Learn to describe it in as few words as possible.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Ruthless editing. If it’s not working, cut it

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I wake up and go straight to work, I am not a morning person. I always try to get to sleep before midnight but it hasn’t happened in years.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
Canon 5D Mark 2 with 85mm prime lens / Epiphone ES-335

Photo Credit: Sarah D'Angelo