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Office tale of Mathieu Robin, graphic designer at Fifty Strategy and Creative

Office tale of Mathieu Robin, graphic designer at Fifty Strategy and Creative

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Mathieu Robin. Graphic designer.

Your current job :
I am a graphic designer at Fifty Strategy and Creative in Ottawa, Ontario.

In which city are you located?
Aylmer, Québec, Canada.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My iMac. Adobe Creative Suite. Slack. Behance and Twitter. My magazines and books. My collection of fonts. My Moleskin. American Version Reissue 1962 Stratocaster and Deluxe Reverb Amp.

What does your office space look like?
Ikea meets my lawn furniture.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Aphex Twin, Bad Brains, Four Tet, Fugazi
, Gang of Four, Grateful Dead, Grimes, Jimi Hendrix , John Coltrane, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kurt Vile, METZ
OFF!, Röyksopp & Robyn Tyler, The Creator

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work
Lists and more lists. I love scratching things off.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?
At the beginning of every week, figure out the things you want to accomplish and don’t give yourself an excuse. Make your bed every day.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
I’m not sure what this means but if you want me to say I’m better at something than my colleagues, you should know they are a pretty talented group of people.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Squeeze. Don’t pull the trigger.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Do things when you see they need to be done instead of waiting to do them.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
My morning starts off with a long breakfast with my kids.
I end the day, either playing music, drawing or reading sci-fi.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My Line 6 DL4 delay pedal.