How are you
George&Harrison, a Dutch graphic design studio run by Martijn Maas and Maarten Stal
Your current job :
Graphic designers and owners of the studio
In which city are you located?
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
A word to define what kind of worker you are :
We’re very eager to doing great design but at the same time having lots of fun doing so
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Our MacBooks, Creative Suite and Spotify (maybe Apple Music in the near future)
What does your office space look like?
A spacious studio with pretty organized desks and a lot of graphic art on the walls
What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
From Sun Kil Moon to Earl Sweatshirt to Tame Impala to Jamie XX to Ariel Pink to Chromatics to Sufjan Stevens etc. etc.
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
We start each day with a short kick off. The state of all projects is being discussed and after we know exactly what to work on.
What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Don’t spend all day staring at a screen. Take short breaks during the day.
You're better than your colleagues to :
Being better at something is not quite how we measure things, because everyday we learn new skills and get new inspiration. In the design process we need each other all day to criticize and give feedback to come up with great things.
What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Don’t be afraid to fail.
What is your best tip for saving time ?
Use any kind of software/app that saves time (also financial, to do lists, etc.) And delete software/apps which consume too much time without actually helping you.
What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Start: coffee and a chat. End: cigarette and a chat.
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
The record player :)