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Office tale of Shane Griffin, Creative Director @ Method Studios

Office tale of Shane Griffin, Creative Director @ Method Studios

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Shane Griffin

Your current job :
Creative Director @ Method Studios

In which city are you located?
Manhattan, ​NYC

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
3dsMax, Nuke, Adobe suite, Vscocam, Spotify, Pen, Paper.

What does your office space look like?
We have a great space at Method, it’s 3 floors of a modern loft building with a near uninterrupted panoramic view of Manhattan from the roof deck. It’s very tasty!

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Yes, I try to do all the email and admin related things in the morning, and keep all the designing & writing for the afternoon. Most of the time that never works, but trying is what counts! I’m most productive under pressure, somehow.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
It’s easy to lose hours and hours when your experimenting with looks and techniques,
the most valuable asset regarding time is to know when to move on. Balancing a social life is very important too, it’s the key to keeping your creative spark alive. Don’t burn the candle at both ends.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Improvise in meetings, ha ha!

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
No one says ‘No’ to a good idea

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Create your own presets!!!!

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
My commute to work is about 40 minutes walk, I try to take the quietest streets cross-town Mahattan, avoidin as much human traffic as possible.
From there it’s a coffee and a quick run through any unanswered emails from the previous day / night. I’m usually solidally booked in meetings or on the box with a pitch
for the entire day, it could be design frames, a VFX treatment, a live action commercial, or a pre-production meeting.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My Nutribullet! Killin’ the smoothie game at home.