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Office tale of Angie johnson, owner/designer of Norwegian Wood

Office tale of Angie johnson, owner/designer of Norwegian Wood

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Angie johnson

Your current job :
Owner/Designer of Norwegian Wood

In which city are you located?
Novato, California, just north of San Francisco

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
Photoshop, my sewing machine, pencil and paper

What does your office space look like?
Lived in (ie messy)

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
A huge variety, everything from Joni Mitchell, Donovan and The Kinks to Timber Timbre, Health and Led Zeppelin.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
I’ve found that writing my daily to do list on a scroll of paper I have attached to the wall works WAY better for me than anything digital. My mind just works a lot better with a handwritten piece of paper. It’s taken me awhile to come to this conclusion, but it really works best for me!

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Give yourself time off. When you have time off, the time you ARE working is much more effective. Working non-stop does NOT make you more productive.

You’re better than your colleagues at :
Making fast decisions (although to be fair I haven’t had colleagues in over 8 years…I just have employees now!)

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Take the time to go to your bank in person, and get to know your bank account manager in person. It takes more time, but if you’re in a tough situation it will pay off.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Stay off the internet

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
START: Checking my emails, END: Reading a novel in bed

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My sewing machine! This past winter I was visiting my bf (now husband) in California and I had to go 4 months without a sewing machine. Before this I had never in my life lived without a sewing machine at my disposal.