Office tale of Edo, managing and creative director at Mother Volcano - Baron Mag

Office tale of Edo, managing and creative director at Mother Volcano

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Who are you :

People call me Edo and I’m the founder of Mother Volcano

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Your current job :

Managing and creative director at Mother Volcano

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In which city are you located?

Porto, Portugal

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A word to define what kind of worker you are :

Tenacious

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

Paper and pen/pencil. Affinity Designer, Google Apps, Sublime Text, Skype, Slack, Podio and more recently Lingo.

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What does your office space look like?

Something in between a dacha and a sauna – it’s all made of wood. It wouldn’t look strange to see us working naked only with a towel around our waist. Not saying we do.

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

Silence works best for me but when I’m on chop chop mode there’s nothing better than minimal house.

We also have a studio playlist with a song for every occasion. I would be too embarrassed to tell you which though.

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

Yes and it’s mostly dictated by the nature of the project we are working on at the moment. A project comes in, we figure out the best approach and plan the week for it. Different projects require different setups and even me to work on different roles.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Know yourself and ignore all the expert advise on your Linkedin wall. Really.

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You're better than your colleagues to :

 have ideas under pressure.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

Be straightforward, be clear, be concise. I found that good communication saves you — and the client — lots of time.

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What is your best tip for saving time ?

Be honest, be upfront, be concise. I found that good communication saves you — and the client — lots of time.

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What is your routine start and end of the day ?

Wake up early before the emails start falling on my inbox. Plan the day and try to follow the script. I review the day during the evenings and do some deep thinking about what to do next.

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

Nothing else. I try to be as spartan as possible. Hate the idea of being too dependent on gadgets and stuff. I think I’d be a good survivalist or maybe I’ve simply watched too much Walking Dead.

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