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Gøril Torsk, senior designer at WORK™

Gøril Torsk, senior designer at WORK™

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:

Gøril Torske

Your current job:

Senior Designer at WORK™

In which city are you located?

Oslo, Norway

A word to define what kind of worker you are:


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

The usual stuff: My Mac & iPhone (I take pictures of everything inspiring!), Illustrator, Photoshop,

InDesign. Pinterest. Behance. The weather forecast!

What does your office space look like?

Converted warehouse: White, modern, a bit too messy – and with a great atmosphere!

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

Cultural programmes on the radio. And Norwegain artist Susanne Sundfør.

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

I like to come in early when it’s still quiet in the studio. Those are effective hours to me. I can concentrate

and get stuff done. Later, it starts buzzing. There’s dialogue, brainstorms, general chatting & good

laughs. To me, that’s a great combination. I always have a plan in my head, though, of what to achieve

before I get on my train home. Some days that plan is very ambitious, other days more relaxed.

What tips would you give to improve productivity?

A great team that loves working together! And always start off a new project with an internal brainstorm!

You might spend some extra time, but you get tenfolds back further down the line. After the

brainstorm, one person can be in charge, testing out the agreed alternatives. A few internal meetups

after that, and (most probably) the project is going in the right direction – in an effective way!

You’re better than your colleagues to:

Hmm, hard one! Asking questions?

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Trust your intuition!

What is your best tip for saving time?

Have a predefined plan, and concentrate when working!

What is your routine start and end of the day?

I always start with a coffee, and try to get as much done as possible in the morning hours. In the

afternoon, I have to catch my 4:38-train back to the countryside. I might not have wrapped everything

up by then, so I might use my train-time to do so – or finish the work at home after my children have

gone to bed.

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

Does my Moleskine count?