Andrew O'Malley, principal artist/lead at Andrew O'Malley Projects

Ottawa - Canada
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Who are you: 

Andrew O'Malley 


Your current job: 

Principle artist/lead of my studio, Andrew O'Malley Projects 


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..) 

Gmail/Google, Open Office, Arduino IDE, Ableton Live, Roland drum machines


What does your office space look like? 

An organized mess: I'm a pile'r, not a filer 


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

Sad/ambient piano music (Avro Part, Eric Satie, Nils Frahm) and live sets from my band, Andre et Michele (


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

Make a list and stick to it. 

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Use a physical notebook for notes and to-do lists, avoid the endless scrolling rabbit hole of social media. 


You're better than your colleagues to: 

Use humor/make jokes to push through challenging situations. 

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Being not doing. 

What is your best tip for saving time? 

Turn off WiFi. 

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Lemon water in the morning. Reading biographies in bed. 

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

My Roland SH-101.