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Alexis Goodwin, creative director and lead retoucher at Happy Finish Shanghai

Alexis Goodwin, creative director and lead retoucher at Happy Finish Shanghai

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

Alexis Goodwin

Your current job : 

 Creative director and lead retoucher at Happy Finish Shanghai

In which city are you located?


A word to define what kind of worker you are : 


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

Photoshop, slack

What does your office space look like? 

An industrial style room in a creative hub in a busy part of shanghai. Excellent 24 hour noodle shops and restaurants downstairs

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

Anything and everything has its place, TruThoughts on Mixcloud or Gilles Peterson is a good starting point. My peak concentration will come with some electronic music, without lyrics is best for getting into the zone. Some Jungle if its the last hour of a crazy deadline!

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

Every day is quite different and theres several of my own jobs and other peoples that i will be spread 

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

 Get help from other people! share your knowledge with other artists and then benefit from their strengths combined with yours.

You’re better than your colleagues to :

drink beer

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? What is your best tip for saving time ? Have a , it teaches you how valuable and scarce time really is.

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

We always start with a daily meeting to run through what needs to be done in the hours ahead. These days I try to finish on time so the end of the day can get quite pressured, then i dash out of the door but ill often take some files home just incase.

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

I always carry a small Moleskin note pad, its really for drawing but it will also be
Thank you again and have a great day