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Office tale of Vincenzo Giannattasio, associate creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Albania - Baron Mag

Office tale of Vincenzo Giannattasio, associate creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Albania

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Who are you: 

Vincenzo Giannattasio, but everybody calls me Truman

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Your current job: 

Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Albania

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In which city are you located? 

Tirana, Albania

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A word to define what kind of worker you are: 

Ambitious

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What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Apart from the usual tools of the trade (Adobe Suite), brush and calligraphic pens, my Wacom, Spotify. And coffee, a lot of coffee.

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What does your office space look like? 

On monday everything is in its right place: my pens, my notebooks and all the stuff I have on the desk. When friday comes it looks more like a post-apocaliptic scenario.

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

Since I also DJ in the weekends, I usually listen to what I play: soul, jazz, funk, lots of black music. But sometimes there's the need of some grunge or post-rock or something else more energetic.

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

Not really. I usually start organizing the workflow of the creative team, then I go with the projects I have to take care personally. First the more corporate ones (that need more concentration to me) then the more creative.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Even if you have to do something really boring or unimportant, try to do it like it's the project of your life. I usually say: do it as if it is to promote yourself.

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You're better than your colleagues to: 

Drink huge amounts of coffee.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Always look for more, for something better, for a more effective solution, even if you think you already have it. Oh, and also, when the project is finished, sleep on it and check it again the morning after.

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What is your best tip for saving time? 

Don't save time. Take your time.

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What is your routine start and end of the day? 

A cup of coffee and half a liter of water in the morning. A glass of wine to end the day.

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

My tools for DJing.

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