Chloe Insley - Galipeau, owner and designer of Contempo Mint & creative director at 2ii Inc.

Ottawa - Canada
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Who are you:

I’m Chloe Insley - Galipeau, and soon to be Chloe Hurst!

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Your current job: 

I am the owner and designer of Contempo Mint which is dedicated to brand design, and I am also Creative Director at 2ii Inc. which is a luxury packaging design company.

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In which city are you located?: 

Ottawa, ON.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are: 

Two words… “Overly dedicated.” I do not want to stop working until my clients are satisfied with the work or if they at least have their questions answered. I can’t rest until then!

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

Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom.

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What does your office space look like? 

Grayscale open concept! What I love most about my workspace are my 10-foot ceilings and modern furniture… It really gets my mind moving with inspiration since I am known for my simplistic black and white designs. 

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

It’s a very odd mix that’s for sure. Depending on what kind of mood I am in I will listen to bogey club music, rock-and-roll, or alternative. However, my ultimate favorite band that I will always be in the mood for is Florence + The Machine.

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

 I always keep all of my work in one place and back it up onto my hard drive once a week. It is so much easier to access your files rather than searching everywhere to find them. Writing ideas down with a pen and notebook is also something that keeps me organized!

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Eat and drink lots! I have become a master of working and eating at the same time, brain food is the best to stay focused. 

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You're better than your colleagues to: 

I like to crack a few jokes. We may be all business but you absolutely have to have some laughs!

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

“If there aren’t any job opportunities, hire yourself.” 

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What is your best tip for saving time? 

Try to ignore social media for a bit.

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What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Wake up and makeup! Makeup is really therapeutic to me, it’s the only part of the day where I can have some alone time. At the end of the work day no matter how tired I am, I go to the gym. Sitting in a chair all day can actually be painful so getting an hour-and-a-half workout in makes me feel great.

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

You got me there.

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