Office tale of Mike and Katie aka TADO, Illustrators / designers / makers

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Who are you :
Mike and Katie aka TADO

Your current job :
Illustrators / Designers / Makers

In which city are you located?
Sheffield, UK

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
Enthusiastic

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Illustrator, Photoshop, Laser Cutter, Biscuits

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What does your office space look like?
We have a small studio in the loft of our house. We produce almost everything here, but use other areas of the house for messy space and animation studios.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
BBC Radio 6 or J-Pop

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Not really - we work very much to our own schedule depending on our deadlines. We work late a lot!

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Go for a bike ride! We find it clears the head like nothing else. Learn new stuff to keep yourself excited.

You're better than your colleagues to :
Mike is better then Katie at remembering what things look like. Katie is better at being right!

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Best advice was from a tutor of ours who suggested that we should try collaborating together. That was 13 years ago and we're still together!

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Make sure you sleep well.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
We usually go for a quick walk or run first thing in the morning, this gets us going and is our version of commuting to the office. We end the day by collapsing in a tired heap.

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

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