Alexandra Mercier, artist, designer and photographer - Baron Mag

Alexandra Mercier, artist, designer and photographer

Ottawa - Ontario
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Who are you: 

Some call me an artist, others, a designer or photographer... I, on the other hand, like to think that I am a visual storyteller, a conceptual mind, and a curious spirit. Still figuring it out.

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Your current job:  

I currently work for Pagecloud as the Content and Theme Designer. My role is to create website themes that appeal to our users. I also work as a freelance graphic designer from home.

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In which city are you located? 

I am located in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. 2017 Should be an exciting year as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary! I have many projects in mind and cannot wait to share these with everyone. Please, stay tuned!

A word to define what kind of worker you are: 

Creative

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

As of right now, I always carry my laptop, camera, and cellphone on me. In terms of software, I basically live off of the Adobe Creative Suite, mostly Photoshop and Illustrator. I also can't live without the Instagram app as I use it to search the web for inspiration and share my photography @leximercier_. 

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What does your office space look like? 

I love to use the floor as my moodboard. I can lay out my different sketches, inspo pieces, and other assets. There’s often a bunch of post-its just lying around. For the most part, my desk is usually pretty organized. 

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

If I need to get things done, I usually listen to dance or hip hop music to get in the zone.

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

To do lists are always great. That explains the post-it notes everywhere! 

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Give your brain a break and step away from the computer once in a while. I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors or traveling, as I find it is the best way to feed the mind with new creative views and ideas. Oh, good coffee always helps! 

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You're better than your colleagues to: 

Eat at all you can eat sushi nomnom.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

If a job scares you, then it’s probably worth doing. That’s the only way to grow. 

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What is your best tip for saving time? 

Always ask your clients what they don’t want. It helps narrow down the options.

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What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Got to have that peanut butter in the morning, work all day and freelance a bit in the evening. It’s always fun to end the week by having a drink with colleagues and friends.

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

I can't go without my camera. I love wandering around town and simply finding new spots of the city to shoot. It's also a great way for me to clear my head, get inspired and explore. My GoPro is pretty awesome too!

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