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Office tale of Marta Veludo, graphic designer

Office tale of Marta Veludo, graphic designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you*

I’m Marta Veludo, I’m Inspired by the pop-culture, folk art, pound shops and tumblr, fascinated by inventions, colour, movement and compositions.

Your current job : 

Graphic Designer

In which city are you located?


A word to define what kind of worker you are

Visual Wizard

What tools are essential to your life

Weather, Instagram, Gmail – basic to survive

What does your office space look like?

Well, my office space is inside of an old boat factory, that was converted into a creative city. We are about 80 studios, and it looks raw, industrial, with a buzz of creative floating in the air. Inside is messy, relaxed and i have a ping pong table in the middle of it. It helps to stretch your muscles.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?

I listen a lot of playlists, from dazed and confused, pitchfork, iPslon and Gorilla vs Bear. sometimes i listen radio too. i like to hear people talking when working!

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?

No and yes! I try to make a schedule in the agenda, try to follow it, but sometimes i get lost, or in the internet, or wandering around. i guess is necessary too, but its still something that aim to learn how to do better.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Don’t get lost in internet. I do get lost, so Iam not sure if you should trust me!! Turn of your notifications, plan your next day before. Meanwhile feed yourself with silly stuff outside of the computer. Its good to creativity.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

Speaking loud and eat warm lunch

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

Believe in yourself.

What is your best tip for saving time ?

Make a plan. Sketch ideas, think about it all the time. Your mind gets clear, and you are faster to solve the questions when its time to get into action.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

I like to eat breakfast and read the news. I always take my bike to work. At the end of the day, it depends, no routine i think. Sometimes dinner out, cinema, concerts, exhibitions and a lot of times, keep on working 🙂

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

Well, if a Wacoom is considered a gadget, that would be something which i couldn’t work without ! Otherwise I’m quite analog (if computer and iphone doesn’t count!).