Laila Goubran, UX/UI and Graphic Designer

Ottawa - Canada
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Who are you:

I'm Laila Goubran, I'm a UI/UX & graphic designer. Originally from Egypt and currently living in Canada. I love design and I'm especially passionate about branding.

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Your current job:

UI Designer at Software Company

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In which city are you located?

Ottawa, Canada

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Hardworking.

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

a sketchbook above all but photoshop and illustrator for sure.

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What does your office space look like?

organized clutter. Everything has its place in my own system.

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

anything repetitive with a strong rhythm and not with very rich lyrics, lyrics distract me, usually ends up being electronic music, but especially electro-jazz

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

lists, lists and more lists- breaking down tasks into smaller tasks and spreading them over several days within a plan helps me not get overwhelmed and actually get things done

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What tips would you give to improve productivity?

start with what you're excited about; there's usually at least one thing about a task that seems more exciting or even just easier than others, I like to start with that to get me motivated and in the needed mindset

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You're better than your colleagues to:

wouldn't claim to be better but I think I'm good at keeping track of all the required details for completing a project

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What is the best advice anyone has given you?

"Fake it till you make it" - it actually works!

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What is your best tip for saving time?

Planning ahead.

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What is your routine start and end of the day?

my day starts with my coffee and catching up on what's happening in the world, and ends with chilling with a nice read or a good tv show.

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

My brain-extension notebook - A small book that I carry around everywhere- lists, trip scrapbooking, random thoughts, no app has been able to replace it yet.

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