Gøril Torsk, senior designer at WORK™

Oslo - Norway
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Who are you:

Gøril Torske

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Your current job:

Senior Designer at WORK™

In which city are you located?

Oslo, Norway

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Teamworker!

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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!

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What does your office space look like?

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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You're better than your colleagues to:

Hmm, hard one! Asking questions?

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What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Trust your intuition!

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What is your best tip for saving time?

Have a predefined plan, and concentrate when working!

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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

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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.

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

Does my Moleskine count?

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